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All remaining Covid travel measures will...

Tourism businesses have hailed the ‘final game changer’ as all remaining Covid travel measures are removed even as cases continue to rise in the UK. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said lifting the requirements, which include pre-travel testing for those who have not been vaccinated, would allow “greater freedom in time for Easter” to go abroad. […]

Emirates sets date for Tel Aviv launch

SINGAPORE, March 17, 2022: Emirates has confirmed that it will launch daily flights to Tel Aviv on June 23, 2022. The airline will serve the Dubai-Tel Aviv route with a three-class Boeing 777-300ER on the route, comprising eight private suites in first class, 42 sleeper seats in business class and 304 seats in economy class. […]

Goans head north to relax

March 17, 2022 | 04:41 IST Goans head north to relax With COVID restrictions finally being eased gradually in many countries and international flights also set to resume in the country after two years from March 27, Herald finds that Goans are happy to travel within the country and are heading to the North. Ray […]

Emirates tries again with Tel Aviv

It seems the Golden Boy of Aviation – Emirates – will finally try to launch his Tel Aviv service. Aircraft Art – Emirates Boeing 777-300ER at Oslo Gardermoen Airport – Image, Economy Class and Beyond The route will start on June 23, 2022. The expected operation is as follows: EK931 DEPART DXB 15:50 ARRIVE TLV […]

UAE-Manila flights back at full frequenc...

“This itinerary is in high demand as people have postponed their trips due to travel restrictions,” said a Dubai-based booking agent. “Fares are always higher – a one-way ticket currently costs about the same as a return ticket in the pre-Covid era.” All Filipinos have already started flying to the UAE in search of better […]

Federal government says unvaccinated Can...

Unvaccinated Canadians should avoid traveling abroad for non-essential purposes, the federal government has warned. As part of the government’s Level 2 international travel advisorythose who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 are asked to “continue to avoid non-essential travel to all destinations”. This includes those who have not received any doses of a COVID-19 vaccine as […]

Emirates to launch Tel Aviv – Dubai flig

Emirates Airline has announced that it will launch daily services between Dubai and Tel Aviv from June 23, 2022. After repeated delays, Emirates was due to launch the route in December but it was postponed at the last minute due to the spread of the Omicron variant. The Emirati low-cost unit flyDubai has been […]

Centara outlines regional expansion stra...

BANGKOK, March 14, 2022: Centara Hotels and ResortsThailand’s leading hotel operator, unveiled its recent business performance, expansion plans and strategic direction for the future, including several new hotels, new destinations and new brand concepts. This exciting era of growth will help the group achieve its long-term goal of becoming one of the world’s top 100 […]

Travel news this week: Shipwrecks and a ...

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Centara Reveals Strong Business Performa...

Bangkok, Thailand– Centara Hotels and Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, unveiled its recent business performance, expansion plans and strategic direction for the future, including several new hotels, new destinations and new brand concepts. This exciting era of growth will help the group achieve its long-term goal of becoming one of the world’s top 100 hotel […]

Latest changes to travel rules for UK vi...

Covid travel rules continue to change, with many destinations further easing restrictions for UK visitors. Although the last major UK travel restriction was dropped more than two weeks ago – Day 2 testing for vaccinated travelers ended on February 11 – other countries still have entry rules strict in place. The latest study by travel […]

Over 150 delegates participate in the 20...

The Election Commission of India (ECI) today hosted the Virtual International Election Visitor Program (ENPI) 2022 for Election Management Bodies (EMBs) from nearly 32 countries and four international organizations. An overview of the ongoing elections for the Legislative Assemblies of Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh was presented to over 150 EMB delegates participating […]

Covid: Global travel eliminates Covid ba...

Want to skydive from a helicopter on the Gold Coast? Or would you like to see the facilities of the Museum of Underwater Art open during the pandemic on the Great Barrier Reef? Better yet, do you want to support the Indian team later in the ICC T20 Cricket World Cup? You may have plenty […]

Rules for entering the Czech Republic du...

The Czech Republic continues to apply the color coding system, categorizing countries according to their epidemiological situation. Divided into four categories, the green category represents low-risk countries, where no travel restrictions apply; the orange category represents medium risk, and red and dark red include countries with very limited travel comfort. Travelers from all countries, regardless […]

Thai tourism wants to rebound – but it m

Open up Thailand without restrictions or risk the country being left behind by competitors, according to travel and hospitality figures. IT was a unanimous call among leading figures in Thailand’s tourism industry: let go with Test & Go. “Thailand is now at a crossroads. There is no choice but to open and get rid of […]

Travel, aviation and business groups urg...

With new guidelines released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that relax many COVID-era policies, including indoor mask-wearing, the US Travel Association, the American Hotel and Lodging AssociationAirlines for America and the US Chamber of Commerce appeal to White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeffrey Zients in a letter urging the Biden administration […]

BA cancels flights from Moscow and rerou...

British Airways has canceled flights to Moscow and will redirect services to Asia to avoid Russian airspace as the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine ripples through the airline industry. The decisions come after the UK government announced on February 24 that Aeroflot had been banned from UK airspace, and the subsequent ban on retaliatory […]

SITA appoints David Lavorel as CEO

(February 25, 2022) SITA has appointed David Lavorel as Chief Executive Officer. David succeeds former CEO Barbara Dalibard who left SITA after five years at the helm. David Lavorelle Over the past 20 years at SITA, David has held various leadership positions, most recently as CEO of SITA at Airports and Borders. He also worked […]

Travel with the summer of renewal in int...

As countries ease border restrictions and India prepares to resume regular international flights from March 15, travel agencies are expecting a rush this summer. According to Thomas Cook India, tour operators have seen queries quadruple in the past 15 days. Customers have started planning summer vacations, with Europe in particular seeing strong demand, the company […]

Greece remains one of Britain’s favorite

Greece continues to be a favorite destination for British travelers planning to spend Easter outside the country. Data provided by ForwardKeys shows that Easter booking rates for Greece have so far increased by 26% compared to the pre-pandemic period when no travel restrictions were in place. On the other hand, compared to 2021, this year’s […]

Mandarin Oriental signs a luxury resort ...

(February 16, 2022) Mandarin Oriental has signed a management agreement for a new luxury resort in the Maldives. Scheduled to open in 2025, the resort is currently under development and will span three private islands on Bolidhuffaru Reef in South Malé Atoll. The resort, reachable by a 20-minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport in […]

UK airline bookings soar | Weekly TTR

SINGAPORE, February 11, 2022: Flight bookings to and from the UK have soared following recent announcements that relaxed rules on Covid-19 testing, according to new research from ForwardKeys. Since the relaxation of testing and self-isolation rules, combined inbound and outbound flight bookings have jumped to 84% of pre-pandemic (2019) levels, outbound at 106% and inbound […]

Abu Dhabi’s Royaljet will add more plane

The business jet sector was one of the first in the aviation industry to rebound as airline passenger services ground to a halt. Frequent business travelers also consider private jets a safer mode of transportation. Although demand this year has exceeded the highs seen in 2020 and 2021, Royaljet plans to add more aircraft as […]

UAE residents plan trips to UK again aft...

Dubai: The removal of all COVID-19 related restrictions from Friday 11 February appears to be just the boost needed in the UAE for UK travel demand, travel agencies and portals confirming an increase in reservation requests. From tomorrow, Britain will allow all fully vaccinated arrivals without testing or quarantine requirements. Arrivals at UK airports will […]

Covid and travel, will you be able to le...

For some, the countdown has already begun. Why put Christmas aside, always with restrictions and fear for the Omicron variantthe holidays are already on the horizon Easter. And so the Italians begin to wonder if and how it will be possible to move for a few days of relaxation, in Italy or abroad. Especially since […]

The great summer getaway as Britons set ...

The great summer getaway as Britons set off on lavish trips to far-flung destinations as demand soars ‘beyond expectations’ Hays Travel said bookings in the last week of January had reached pre-pandemic levels Travel to Mexico, Dubai, America and the Maldives has exploded EasyJet said last weekend was the busiest so far this year as […]

Where can I travel from the UK – and the

Where Britons can travel from the UK for holidays, including France, Spain, Turkey, Portugal, Mexico and the US – and countries that are still keeping their borders closed during Covid Video loading Video unavailable The video will start automatically soon8to cancel play now Travel rules for going to Spain? all you need to know The […]

ForwardKeys Reveals Information on Resum...

RUSSIA. ForwardKeys has shared new information on the progress of resuming outbound travel in Russia. Based on available data, the analyst predicted that 2019 international passenger levels may not be reached until 2026. ForwardKeys revealed its projected recovery rate for the market through 2031, compared to the 2019 base figure. It projects significant growth from […]

Honeymoon during a pandemic? The Maldiv...

New Delhi: The newlyweds have been forced to choose from a handful of destinations for their honeymoons due to travel restrictions. But that hasn’t stopped these celebs from planning a grand getaway to celebrate their nuptials. Take a look at their vacation photos for inspiration Katrina Kaif and Vicky KaushalKatrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal flew […]

Honeymoon during a pandemic? Maldives b...

OLIVIA SARKA New Delhi– The newlyweds were forced to choose from a handful of destinations for their honeymoons due to travel restrictions. But that hasn’t stopped these celebs from planning a grand getaway to celebrate their nuptials. Take a look at their vacation photos for inspiration Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal Katrina Kaif and Vicky […]

Market Recovery Monitor – January 22, 20

For a third consecutive week, the hotel occupancy rate in the United States remained weak, with the occupancy rate from January 16 to 22 remaining practically stable (-0.1 percentage point) at 48.7%. Demand for rooms fell by 13,000 nights week over week but remained above 18 million and increased relative to 2019 with an index […]

Omicron Scare: Kerala tourism sector in ...

KOCHI: After suffering huge losses over the past three years, the tourism sector started to return to normal in December 2021 when destinations reopened and started receiving domestic and international tourists. The sector is now back to square one due to the increase in Covid cases. Over 1,000 small, medium and large tour operators, homestays […]

Where is it hot in February? Best vacat...

Where’s hot in February for vacations, including popular destinations like Mexico, the Canary Islands, Dubai and the Maldives – and where to find cheap vacations for February 2022 There are plenty of warm and sunny vacation spots for February ( Image: Getty Images/Tetra images RF) February is the perfect time to escape for a winter […]

Kerala’s tourism sector in dire straits

Express press service KOCHI: After suffering huge losses over the past three years, the tourism sector started to return to normal in December 2021 when destinations reopened and started receiving domestic and international tourists. The sector is now back to square one due to the increase in Covid cases. Over 1,000 small, medium and large […]

South Africans want to go on an immediat...

News of South Africa being removed from the red list of the UK and a number of other countries led to an immediate increase in searches for flights from South African travellers. Global travel search site Flightspascher.co.za reveals that searches for international flights in January 2022 have increased by almost 31% compared to December 2021, […]

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a magical

All kinds of Valentine’s Day gifts make our hearts swell, whether it’s dazzling jewelry, a cozy meal at a Michelin-starred restaurant, or a personalized token, but getting swept away is the ultimate path to success. heart of a globetrotter. And with the easing of travel restrictions following the Omicron assault, there’s nothing like a trip […]

Brighter prospects for airlines in 2022?

Airlines are about to face their third year in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. The challenges have continued unabated, ranging from new variants of the virus to changing government policies on travel restrictions and testing. The impact on customer confidence and the ability of airlines to plan and operate predictable schedules has severely affected […]

Ileana D’Cruz serves up an overdose of w

Actress Ileana D’Cruz was one of the few celebrities to fly to the Maldives last year when travel restrictions, in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic, eased a bit. relaxed. The star had flooded social media with her bikini photos from the beach. Now, with Omicron putting a stop to our travel plans, we are […]

Mid-term flights from the UK have increa...

February’s midterm fights from the UK have increased by almost 600% in a rush to take advantage of any further relaxation of Covid rules. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has indicated that the remaining testing regulations will soon be lifted and that the boom in bookings precedes potential changes. The number of flights has increased by […]

HEOC: further restrictions will be taken...

The Health Emergency Operations Center (HEOC) said on Tuesday that additional precautionary measures will be taken to control the spread of Covid-19 after observing hospitalization rates. A communications officer at the center said he was closely monitoring the Covid-19 situation. They said further action will be taken after review of the hospitalization. The Maldives is […]

The number of Covid-19 cases continues t...

The number of Covid-19 cases continues to rise across the Maldives, with the total number of cases surpassing 105,000 as of sunset on Monday. Latest figures released by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) revealed that a total of 6,456 samples were tested for the infection during the reporting period, of which 3,439 samples were collected […]

The Maldives still one of the favorite t...

Post-Covid tourism in 2021 saw a deluge of Indian travelers flocking to the Maldives, and this upward trend has also remained consistent with the start of this year. According to Dr. Abdulla Mausoom, Minister of Tourism of the Maldives, India has now replaced Russia as the top source market for the Maldives, with the number […]

The big read: At your service – or maybe

The F&B industry – which relies heavily on labor from neighboring countries like Malaysia – also faces a labor shortage of around 20-30%, a spokesperson for the agency said. Restaurant Association of Singapore. “Of course the longer the queues to get into the restaurant, and in some cases a slightly longer wait at the table […]

Maldives confirms 967 new cases of Covid...

Of the nearly 1,000 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in the Maldives as of sunset on Friday, 475 were detected in the congested capital Malé City. According to the latest figures published by the Health Protection Agency (HPA), a total of 967 new cases of Covid-19 and 203 additional recoveries were confirmed in the archipelago between […]

Prague airport welcomes nearly 4.4 milli...

Air transport is slowly recovering from the impact of travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, as evidenced, among others, by the results of Václav Havel airport in Prague in 2021. Compared to 2020, almost 20% more passengers were handled, while the number of aircraft movements increased by 13%. The busiest day, in terms of […]

Maldives engulfed in another wave of Cov...

The Maldives was hit by another wave of Covid-19 as the total number of cases topped 100,000 by sunset on Thursday. According to the latest figures published by the Health Protection Agency (HPA), a total of 816 new cases of Covid-19 and 354 additional recoveries were confirmed in the archipelago between 6 p.m. Wednesday and […]

Hitman 3 Is Going Rogue (I like)

Picture: Interactive IO At least someone is earning their frequent flyer miles. Travel restrictions are once again unpredictable, flights are canceled by the thousands, but agent 47 always gives his Centurion AMEX A training. Saville’s costumed barcode assassin makes another jaunt across the world, as Hitman 3 receives a slew of new fashions as part […]

Everything you need to know about travel...

TRAVELING abroad has become complicated during the pandemic, with tests, quarantines and vaccine passports. We’ve broken it down to tell you everything you need to know about traveling abroad, from countries that have rules to what you need to return to the country. 2 There are plenty of Covid rules Brits need to know to […]

Travel trends 2022 with Cenizaro Hotels ...

Inviting customers to experience some of the world’s most captivating destinations, with a portfolio that spans the globe, Cenizaro Hotels and Resorts is rooted in providing rewarding experiences and genuine hospitality. From Marrakech to the Maldives, each of the properties is dedicated to providing experiences unique to its own corner of the world. After a […]

The absurdities that persist in the Brit...

There was good news for UK holidaymakers last week thanks to the rollback of omicron travel restrictions. Pre-departure testing was done for fully vaccinated Brits, while Day 2 testing no longer needs to be expensive PCRs – with no obligation to self-isolate while you wait for your result. Still, many other rules persist, adding cost […]

Maldives could see Omicron wave at the e...

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) predicts that the Maldives could see an increase in the number of cases by the end of January. The Omicron variant was found to be more contagious than the previously dominant delta variant. At a press conference held on Tuesday. Dr Nazla said HPA projections show Covid cases could peak […]

Maldives confirm more than 400 new cases...

The Maldives have confirmed more than 400 new cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours. A total of 454 new cases of Covid-19 and 140 additional recoveries have been confirmed across the archipelago nation between 6 p.m. Sunday and 6 p.m. Monday, according to the latest figures released by the Health Protection Agency (HPA ). Public […]

Best winter sun vacations 2022: Mexico, ...

Last modified on January 10, 2022 17:17 GMT Georgia Brown Best Winter Sun Destinations 2022: From Mexico to the Maldives, discover the best vacation packages, cheap flights and hotel deals for your next vacation. If you’re like us, you crave a sea of ​​vitamins. While icy winter mornings are perfect for a quilted day, we […]

Iberia reflects on a turbulent 2021

While 2021 was not as difficult as 2020 for the airline industry, it remained problematic due to travel restrictions imposed by the government. In a statement released earlier this week, Spain’s national airline Iberia spoke about handling the ongoing pandemic and how it was busy recovering its global network. Iberia focused on recovering its global […]

SAAF Cross Country Championship in Nagal...

The South Asian Athletics Federation (SAAF) cross-country championship, which was scheduled to be held in Nagaland on January 15, has been postponed due to an increase in Omicron cases in India, the official said on Friday. Indian Athletics Federation (AFI). “At a virtual SAAF meeting, it was decided to postpone the SAAF Cross Country Championship […]

Where can I travel now from the UK? Spa...

The Omicron variant may have seen some countries tighten the rules for travelers, but that doesn’t mean vacations aren’t an option for Brits. In fact, many countries including Spain, Greece, Turkey, Portugal and the United States are open to UK tourists, although of course they have their own travel rules in place regarding PCR testing. […]

Fitch: Omicron “cloudy prospects” for th

The return of quarantine and lockdowns in many countries, combined with the massive disruption of international air travel late last year, is clouding the outlook for the besieged tourism industry, according to Fitch Ratings. In their industry update for Q4 2021, Asia Pacific Sovereign Ratings Manager Stephen Schwartz and Associate Director George Xu paint a […]

Emirates ready for full throttle in 2022...

Emirates Premium Economy As another year begins with the lingering shadow of the global pandemic, Emirates stands ready to step up a gear with quiet confidence and optimism, and the benefit of continued investments in product upgrades, sustainability initiatives and a rebuilt network of destinations, said an aviation veteran. Chandana De Silva, Area Manager for […]

Maldives welcomes first tourist of 2022 ...

The Maldives is targeting 2 million tourists in 2022, starting the year with British tourists on Saturday. The first tourist to the Maldives this year was Georgina Canning, who had visited the Maldives before. She had received a special welcome, celebrated as the first tourist to the Maldives this year The first tourist to arrive […]

New Year’s Eve 2022 Celebration Live Upd

January 2, 2022, 4:14 am IST Twinkle Khanna marks first day of 2022 with stunning holiday pic Twinkle Khanna shared a preview of her vacation to mark the first day of 2022. Sharing it, she wrote: “The Earth, after spinning and tumbling down for 365 days, is back to square one and so are we. […]

Laura Whitmore shows off her amazing fig...

Laura Whitmore shows off her amazing figure in a tight blue jumpsuit while ringing in 2022 with hubby Iain Stirling and friends By Ciara Farmer For Mailonline Posted: 9:16 a.m. EST, January 1, 2022 | Update: 9:25 a.m. EST, January 1, 2022 Laura Whitmore showed off her sensational figure as she rang for New Years […]

What airlines owe you if they cancel you...

Travelers pass through Miami International Airport on December 28, 2021 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle | Getty Images Travel in 2021 ended on a stressful note for thousands of people thanks to omicron. The rapidly spreading variant of the coronavirus has increased infection rates around the world, including among airline workers. U.S. airlines canceled more […]

The best new wellness trips to book in 2...

Welcome to the era of wellness travel. After nearly two years of uncertainty and unease, people seem to crave peace of mind and a healthy boost that a wellness trip can provide. A recent American Express survey found that 68% of travelers around the world are likely to plan their next trip around improving their […]

We can’t believe this perfect propositio

If there is one special thing about the proposals, it is that they always stay with you. From cleverly orchestrated proposals to totally spontaneous proposals, we love the randomness, the incredibly gentle gestures and the laughable blunders. Today we have such a sweetest story. A story of proposal from two social entrepreneurs, Sejal and Vishal. […]

India launches air travel bubble with Sa...

New Delhi: In a major relief for international travelers, who are planning to visit Saudi Arabia, the Indian government recently announced that it has signed the air bubble flight agreement with the Gulf country, and direct flights between both countries will start soon. Scroll down for more details.Also Read – 7 Omicron Symptoms In Fully […]

Abu Dhabi updates green travel list, num...

Abu Dhabi has revised its travel green list, with the number of destinations reduced to 73 from 95 previously. The new list released by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) is expected to come into effect on Sunday, December 26. All travelers arriving from destinations on the updated green […]

Travel year 2022: Cautious confidence

Just a few weeks ago, it looked like things were looking up for the travel industry. Despite the pandemic, the summer season has gone well in many places. And the ski resorts were also preparing for a smooth season, having had to cancel it entirely in Austria, for example, during the first pandemic winter. But […]

Fancy some winter sun? These are the be...

A few months arouse the desire for a place brighter and warmer than the European vision of the January sun. With the decorations down, the Christmas tree throwing its last needles into the street and the drizzle streaking the windows, the mental image of swaying palm trees and hissing waves is never more powerful. Travel […]

Happy in the Maldives – The New Indian E

Express news service HYDERABAD: Lately, everything that Hyderabad’s who’s who has been talking about is happening in the Maldives. The pristine beaches, rich blue waters, fresh seafood, and hospitality are all great awe-inspiring. With the past two years already being so hard on people, an urgent pause in pandemic discourse and unpredictable lockdowns have caused […]

India Visa Applications More Than Double...

Just before the news of the spread of the new variant of Covid-19 – Omicron, India saw visa applications more than double in November compared to January of this year. According to the main VFS visa, the opening of international borders with the relaxation of travel restrictions, increased vaccination coverage and pent-up demand for travel, […]

Pakistani economy destroyed, but Islamab...

Archive photo | Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan with General Qamar Javed Bajwa | Facebook / ImranKhanOfficial Text size: A- A + IIt’s surprising on one level, while not at all surprising on another. Most recently, the former head of the Federal Board of Revenue of Pakistan noted clearly that the country was bankrupt and […]

Credit card users spent Rs 39,000 cr on ...

As the adoption of digital payments and wallets grows dramatically, credit card users have spent over Rs 39,000 crore on digital wallets and payments, including Rs 7,850 crore on travel alone in 2021, revealed a new report on Friday. Spending on food and utility bills remained constant throughout the months, while food and drink recorded […]

Fly Lankan Asia aims to start operations...

Sri Lankan start-up Fly Lankan Asia plans to launch its flight services before the end of the year, starting with cargo operations. Fly Lankan Asia’s new CEO Dr Arosha Fernando told local media Sunday Observer The airline’s business model is different from that of the national airline SriLankan Airlines and FitsAir, making it the country’s […]

India-Australia air bubble: India signs ...

Australia is now the latest country to have an air bubble deal with India. It will allow eligible passengers to travel between the two countries. According to the official statement, Indian and Australian carriers can carry to India, Indian nationals or nationals of Bhutan or Nepal, Australia and New Zealand as well as all Overseas […]

The global aviation industry in the mids...

2021 has been a year of economic recovery for many countries after a nearly one-year battle against the global Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 that resulted in a strong backlash on various economic sectors and industries across the globe. One of those countries was the Maldives, which relied mainly on income generated by the tourism industry […]

Hyatt (H) strengthens its luxury brand p...

Hyatt Hotels Corporation H recently announced plans to open seven new hotels in Europe and the Middle East and 24 hotels in the United States, Mexico, Morocco, Greater China and Thailand. The hotels and resorts will join the Alila, Andaz, Destination by Hyatt, Grand Hyatt, Park Hyatt, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt and Thompson Hotels […]

Is it safe to book a vacation for 2022? ...

When the pandemic took hold almost two years ago, most would have thought that booking a vacation in 2022 was a pretty safe bet. But the turbulence of successive lockdowns and COVID variants has taught us that it is much more difficult to emerge from a global pandemic than we initially thought. There is no […]

Luxury hotels around the world

As uncertainty and new cases of the Omicron variant increase across the world, some countries have reimplemented travel restrictions. New restrictions obviously mean potential challenges for the hospitality industry, and as we’ve seen throughout the pandemic, each class of hotel can be affected differently. In this latest article, we take a look at the performance […]

Safety and health at the heart of the co...

However, the risks also come as a drag for travel enthusiasts just before the year-end holiday season. How does he disrupt the plans? A survey of Indian consumers by polling firm YouGov found that Indian consumers have been increasingly inclined to travel in recent months, but are also paying attention to safety and health concerns. […]

SriLankan resumes flights to Gan Island ...

SriLankan Airlines, resumed operations to Gan Island in Addu Atoll in Maldives from December 4, SriLankan will operate weekly, with flight UL119 departing every Saturday from Colombo to Gan, reportedly returning from Gan the same day. Gan offers visitors a distinct and off-the-beaten-path experience. In December 2016, SriLankan became the first and only international carrier […]

SriLankan resumes flights to Gan Island ...

SriLankan Airlines resumed operations to scenic Gan Island in Addu Atoll in the Maldives from December 4 after having to temporarily cease operations to the destination in March 2020 with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.SriLankan will operate weekly, with flight UL119 departing at 10:40 am every Saturday from Colombo to Gan, returning from Gan […]

SriLankan resumes flights to Gan Island ...

SriLankan Airlines, Sri Lanka’s national carrier, has resumed operations to scenic Gan Island on Addu Atoll in the Maldives. The airline will operate weekly, with flight UL119 departing at 10:40 am every Saturday from Colombo to Gan, returning from Gan at 1:05 pm the same day. Gan offers visitors a distinct and off-the-beaten-path experience. The […]

Omicron: Indian travelers will face toug...

Omicron: Indian travelers face tougher quarantine restrictions in Japan | Photo credit: iStock images In a bid to curb the spread of the new variant of Covid-19, Japan will add India and a few other nations to the watch list of countries from which passengers will face more stringent quarantine restrictions upon entry. in the […]

Daily ART tests for VTL visitors to S’po

Travelers check-in for the flight in the departures hall at Changi International Airport on December 2, 2021. (PHOTO: AFP via Getty Images) SINGAPORE – All Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) travelers entering Singapore by air must pass a rapid antigen test (ART) for seven days from Dec.6, 11:59 p.m., in addition to existing testing requirements, said […]

Countries Respond to Omicron COVID-19 Va...

[author: Zachary George Adam Monjo ] As governments and people around the world wait for more scientific data on the transmissibility and danger of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, countries are quickly imposing travel restrictions – primarily restricting travel from southern Africa. The restrictions vary from completely closing borders to suspending flights, enforcing quarantines, restricting arrivals […]

Would you stay in the “Home Alone” house

Vacation-themed homes are up for grabs in December, as travel restrictions and the new omicron variant limit overseas travel and restrict activities in popular tourist destinations. Spending time with family, not going on a business trip, is now driving travel expenses, according to a May 2021 report from Airbnb. The report also says people are […]

Travel industry stimulus halted by Omicr...

Tourism businesses that had just found their place after nearly two years of devastation from the COVID-19 pandemic are shaken again as countries erect new travel barriers in a bid to contain the omicron variant. From shopping districts in Japan and tour guides in the Holy Land to ski resorts in the Alps and airlines […]

Weddings boost hotel demand in November-...

NEW DELHI : Online travel company EaseMyTrip.com has seen an increase in demand for hotel rooms for destination and large-scale weddings. The company said it saw a 100% increase in wedding-related travel bookings between November 14 and December 13 of this year. EaseMyTrip said pent-up demand and a significant increase in the vaccination campaign helped […]

Biden briefed by COVID team as omicron v...

President Biden addresses the media as he arrived on Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., On Sunday after returning from Nantucket, Mass., After spending the Thanksgiving vacation there. Carolyn Kaster / AP hide caption toggle legend Carolyn Kaster / AP President Biden addresses the media as he arrived on Air Force One […]

DEMA 2021 Coverage: Part 2

Editor’s Note: In Part 2 of our DEMA coverage, we meet with dive operators from around the world to see how they have coped with Covid-19 and to discuss the future of dive trips and their activities. . A sign of the times, choose your bracelet to indicate how comfortable you are being close to […]

Maldives limits travel from southern Afr...

The Maldives has banned the entry of people from seven countries as a first precautionary measure against the new variant of Covid-19 Omicron. The countries included South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Eswatini. The travel ban will take effect on November 28 at midnight. Those who have been in transit for more than […]

Emirates Reports Winter Sun Boom with Pa...

Award-winning airline Emirates rebounded after Covid travel stopped, with passenger numbers and services returning to pre-pandemic levels. Since the UK announced the new system for international travel in September, Emirates the number of passengers reported for several winter sun destinations has already reached that of 2019. Between October 16 and 31, the number of passengers […]

South African holidaymakers spent summer...

Lux Belle Mare. Picture provided South Africans looking abroad for vacations in December and January now have options, unlike earlier this year when international travel was mostly restricted. But South African vacationers are not looking at exactly the same places they were before the pandemic. Thailand, which was one of the most popular summer vacation […]

Young at heart! From trips to interacti...

Deval Delivala, Co-Founder and Senior Vice President, GetSetUp said, “We are excited to use this next round of funding to tailor our technology to the needs of older people around the world.” Curious about what a digital hub would offer for seniors who like to travel and take live interactive lessons? Here’s the thing – […]

US-Bangla begins direct flights to Maldi...

Private airlines expect $ 1 million in monthly revenue from flights – three times a week for now. She hopes to increase the number of flights to seven per week. At the launch at Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Friday, United States and Bangladesh Managing Director Abdullah Al Mamun said airlines had reduced the […]

I’m disgusted, I won’t see my parents th

LIKE a lot of people, I have family who live overseas which means booking flights for Christmas so we can celebrate together. Last year, along with millions of others, we suffered the disappointment ofnot being able to spend the holiday season together due to last-minute lockdown and a travel ban. 4 Jenny Southan said she […]

The Experts Have Their Say, Part 2

How has travel changed over the past 18 months? And how will our post-pandemic psyche affect the way we travel in 2022? Following on from the first part of this series (published with Forbes yesterday), I’m speaking with industry experts to reveal more trends on the horizon for the coming year. DETOX DETOX The events […]

COP26: Glasgow Climate Pact is a mixed b...

The pact creates a timetable to bring nations back to the table with higher commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, refers to cutting fossil fuels, and allocates more funds from developed to developing countries. But, while these are valid targets, the pact lacks an ambitious plan to reduce emissions from developed countries, fails to phasing […]

Call for a humane approach on the “very

Covid-19 Direct travel to New Zealand from India and other ‘very high risk’ countries remains banned, despite independent experts and health officials claiming threat of Covid cases has diminished India’s representative in New Zealand called on the government to review its ban on direct travel from the country, months after health officials admitted the restrictions […]

Japan Eases Border Entry Restrictions fo...

~~ ~ On November 8, Japan officially saw a relaxation of border entry requirements for some travelers. Specifically, this affects business travelers either coming to Japan for the first time, or returning to Japan after a trip abroad. In both cases, if the business travelers are vaccinated and meet other conditions, they could have a […]

from UK to Sri Lanka

With vaccine passports and new Covid-19 travel restrictions in place at airports and countries around the world, it can be difficult to keep track of what passengers need to travel to certain destinations. A major factor preventing people from flying is the restriction of the Covid-19 vaccine that you need before you go. In the […]

Where is it hot in December? Top vacati...

Where it’s hot in December for vacation – we take a look at top destinations like Mexico, Barbados, and Dubai if you’re looking for warm weather and winter sun December can be a great time for winter sun holidays ( Image: Getty Images / iStockphoto) December doesn’t have to mean drizzle and cold – if […]

Asia tourism reopens with big spenders s...

China has strict quarantine rules for returning travelers Chinese overseas travel will not resume until 2025-ForwardKeys Destinations, hotels trying to pursue other markets in the meantime Chinese travel habits will be different among future experts November 4 (Reuters) – (This article from November 4 corrected the name and description of the company in paragraph 18) […]

Covid-19 travel restrictions update for ...

November is a vital travel month for national and international travel. You may be trying to find a discount on travel before the peak holiday season begins. It can also be a great time to get away from it all in a tropical climate to dodge the cool fall temperatures. Here are the latest Covid-19 […]

Indian hodophiles help Maldives recover ...

Island nation’s travel receipts increased 104.5%, thanks to a “strong rebound” in tourist arrivals from India and Russia Call it the triumph of soft power or Stimulus Mastered, a South Asian country is silently grateful for Indians’ indefatigable urge to travel that has lifted its prospects of recovery from the dire consequences of the pandemic, […]

The Maldives records more than 905,000 t...

As the COVID situation around the world improves, people are regaining confidence while traveling. And the Maldives has been people’s favorite destination this year! The country has recorded more than 905,000 tourist arrivals in 2021 (so far). In fact, the Asian island nation has proven to be the safest vacation destination to visit amid the […]

October 2021 travel restrictions update

The peak season for fall travel has arrived. Many travelers are looking to see the colors of fall across the United States, take a short trip with the kids for a fall break, or maybe even take an international trip during shoulder season. Here are the latest travel restrictions you should know about for October […]

Restrictions on international travel wil...

The streamlined system merges the Amber and Green Lists and retains the Red List. The system of international traffic light restrictions put in place to protect public health needs to be significantly overhauled to make it simpler for travelers. The green and orange classifications will merge, but the red list will be retained for countries […]

The Ultimate Guide to Honeymooning in th...

Take a look at any photo of the Maldives and it’s easy to see why it is, in a nutshell, a quintessential honeymoon destination. Arguably one of the most beautiful tropical countries in the world, the Maldives honeymoon checks every box that a beach loving couple looking for the ultimate in luxury accommodation and relaxation […]

“Masmerizing Maldives” – The leading saf

Good News for Indian Travelers – The Magnificent, Magical Maldives with over a thousand islands, scattered over a length of over 870 kilometers is once again happy to welcome all Indian tourists and visitors offering convenience, precautions and safety. Now, Indian tourists need a negative PCR test result within 96 hours, instead of 72 hours […]

Delta variant travel: Latest restriction...

(CNN) – The 2021 summer travel season has started full of hope and promise, but more and more week by week the Delta variant is throwing it into disarray. This more transmissible variation of the coronavirus was first detected in India in February, just as the United States and some other places around the world […]

August Covid Travel Restrictions and Upd...

Summer is generally the peak travel season due to hot weather and school closures. However, we continue to see some of the highest travel numbers since the start of the pandemic. As many people continue to travel, several variants of the coronavirus threaten plans to reopen destinations around the world. Here’s a look at the […]

Anyone with a negative COVID-19 PCR test...

United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) President-elect and current Maldives Foreign Minister Abdullah Shahid, who is visiting India, said on Thursday that any tourist with a negative COVID-19 PCR test can visit the Maldives. In an exclusive interview with ANI, Shahid in responding to a question about the current tourism situation said: “We are ready to […]

Indians can now travel to these countrie...

It’s been over a year since we took an international vacation. We all miss going to airports and flying to our favorite international destinations. Fortunately, with the improvement of the COVID-19 situation in most countries, some countries have resumed their tourism activities. Here is the list of countries that are now open to Indian travelers. […]

Summer travel restrictions update for Ju...

Summer travel is now in full swing and many places no longer have travel restrictions. But there are still a few entry requirements that you will need to follow for some domestic and international destinations. Here are some things you should know before you travel. Aerial view from a drone of Balos beach, the incredible […]

Maldives tourism picks up as wealthy tak...

The typical welcome at a luxury resort in the Maldives once involved a battalion of beaming staff, fresh coconut water from the palm tree and a traditional boduberu battery performance. My recent arrival at Soneva Fushi was different: transported immediately from the jetty to my villa, I was greeted by an anonymous attendant dressed head […]

7 Maldives getaways to plan now

Want some privacy? Buy this island. The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort The remoteness of the Maldives makes it a prime destination for a socially remote vacation. The country’s 1,192 islands stretch for over 540 miles, and the many private island hotels are so spacious you won’t have to worry about someone stepping on you […]

Is it safe to visit the Maldives, the id...

A A state of emergency has been declared in the holiday paradise of the Maldives, giving security forces sweeping powers to arrest suspected opposition members, ban public gatherings and impose travel restrictions. The Foreign Office (FCO) has joined the governments of the United States, China and India in warning tourists to ‘exercise caution and avoid […]