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There will be a retest on the eighth day and if found negative, they will have to self-monitor their health for seven more days.

India reopens gates to tourists from 99 countries as COVID-19 cases decline

Nov 15, 2021

India is now allowing quarantine-free entry to tourists from 99 countries which recognise the Indian vaccination certificates

While India and Maldives have been the top destinations, Europe, Turkey and Expo 2020 Dubai have also been garnering high interest amongst families, couples and students

Strong travel demand from Bengaluru after 18 months of restrictions due to pandemic: Thomas Cook India

Nov 01, 2021

With a surge in queries for the upcoming festive & winter season, together with Expo 2020 Dubai, the company reported a healthy recovery from Bengaluru at 55 per cent of pre-pandemic levels.

Travel and tourism giant Thomas Cook India has seen a significant surge of 500 per cent in July as compared to a low base of last year.

Tourism industry prepares for a surge in short, local trips

Oct 22, 2021

The travel and tourism industry has witnessed a faster-than-expected recovery because of lower restrictions, increasing pace of vaccination, and pent-up demand, resulting in revenge travel.

Of the people surveyed, only six per cent have made their travel bookings, 22 per cent have plans to travel from October to December

Domestic travel to increase by 60% this festive season, survey finds

Oct 05, 2021

The rise in travel during the festive season is also likely to boost the hospitality sector of the country, which recorded a revenue per available room of Rs 1,582 during FY21, the lowest in the last 22 years, according to a report

An average economy class ticket on Mumbai-Moscow flight and Mumbai-Doha flight was priced Rs 43,132 and Rs 11,719, respectively, in July this year

Revenge travel: Delhi-London economy class airfares soar to Rs 4 lakh

Aug 09, 2021

Sanjeev Gupta, Secretary, Inter-State Council Secretariat, Union Home Ministry, said on Twitter on Saturday that an economy-class ticket on British Airways's Delhi-London flight for August 26 was priced Rs 3.95 lakh

During the second wave of the outbreak, many citizens faced teething issues to cancel their travel plan for the summer

28% Indians plan to travel in Aug-Sept, third wave risk to rise: LocalCircles

Jul 26, 2021

LocalCircles said 28 percent citizens are planning to travel during August-September though only five percent have made their bookings

The tour is scheduled to begin from Ahmedabad on August 27 and will come to an end on the September 2 (Source: PTI)

IRCTC announces seven days, six nights tour of Ladakh for Rs 32,000

Jul 22, 2021

According to the IRCTC website, people will fly from Ahmedabad to Leh by Indigo and the course of the journey will be Ahmedabad-Leh-Nubra-Turtuk-Pangong-Leh-Ahmedabad.

American University of Antigua College of Medicine offers scholarships of up to $96,500 for deserving students (Source: Reuters)

Not just for Mehul Choksi, Antigua emerges as favourite destination for India's medical aspirants too

Jul 13, 2021

Indian students are increasingly finding Manipal Group's American University of Antigua College of Medicine (AUA) in Antigua a preferred destination to pursue their career dreams

The survey showed that  66 per cent would consider trips that are within driving distance

Indians looking at travel in newer ways, exploring nature getaways: Airbnb-YouGov

Jul 07, 2021

"As many of us think of travelling again, stepping out the door will be about spending quality time with loved ones and creating new memories in unique destinations nearby or in nature," Airbnb India, Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan General Manager Amanpreet Bajaj said

Around 36 per cent of urban Indians see travel restrictions as a barrier and almost a third (29 per cent) are concerned about the travel costs, it noted

Urban Indian have appetite for travel; health, safety risks are biggest barrier: YouGov report

Jul 06, 2021

In India, health risks are the biggest barrier preventing people from travelling (49 per cent), followed by safety concerns (47 per cent), according to global research and analytics firm YouGov's 'International Travel and Tourism Report 2021'

Car rental company Avis India has also reported a surge in bookings with commuters traveling "solo, in couples, and with their families"

Revenge travel: Indians hit the road, skies after months of COVID-induced lockdown

Jul 04, 2021

Be it a workcation, staycation or drivecation, people were clearly eager to travel and splurge as India's COVID cases dipped