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Kumzum travel cafe makes a comeback as a chain of bookstores

Delhi’s Kumzum makes a bookish comeback

Aug 20, 2022

When the pandemic put global travel on a screeching halt, Kunzum – the warm travellers' hub in Hauz Khas lost its purpose. Kunzum has however made a comeback as a bookstore chain and is likely travel beyond Delhi and Inda. 

Indians among top three visitors to Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Indians among top three visitors to Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Aug 02, 2022

Visitors from India lead the top three countries visiting the mosque, followed by France and the USA.

MakeMyTrip records 63% quarterly rise in bookings, says it is bullish about travel & tourism sector

MakeMyTrip records 63% quarterly rise in bookings, says it is bullish about travel & tourism sector

Aug 02, 2022

The company reported its highest quarterly Adjusted Operating Profit of over $16.5 million in Q1 of 2023 compared to about $12 million in the last reported quarter.

India's international air passenger level may hit 97% of pre-COVID-19 levels in FY23: Icra (Photo: Reuters)

India's international air passenger level may hit 97% of pre-COVID-19 levels in FY23: Icra

Jul 07, 2022

Icra said it also expects international passenger volumes will surge ahead of the FY21 levels (pre-pandemic) by the end of March 2024.

Indians are the most confident travellers, 86% want to travel in next 12 months, study shows (Photo: Reuters)

Indians are the most confident travellers, 86% want to travel in next 12 months, study shows

Jul 07, 2022

As per Booking.com’s inaugural APAC Travel Confidence Index, Indians emerged as the most confident travellers with 86 per cent intending to travel in the next 12 months, followed by Vietnam and China.

Demand for trip cancellation cover has increased after the pandemic; here's what it covers

Demand for trip cancellation cover has increased after the pandemic; here's what it covers

Jul 01, 2022

While buying the travel policy make sure that your policy covers a trip cancellation cover as uncertainties have multiplied in the post-Covid era, experts say.

Goa, Gangtok among top family summer holiday destinations in 2022: Survey

Goa, Gangtok among top family summer holiday destinations in 2022: Survey

Jun 17, 2022

According to the survey conducted in the first two weeks of June taking response from 1,072 respondents, 41 per cent chose Goa as the most sought-after destination for family vacations with kids.

Indian travelers are increasingly opting for luxury stays abroad: VISA

Indian travelers are increasingly opting for luxury stays abroad: VISA

Jun 13, 2022

As per Ramakrishnan Gopalan, Vice President, Head of Products and Solutions, for India and South Asia, Visa, outbound travel, especially for affluent Indians, is geared towards luxury hotel and private stays, experiencing different cuisines, nightlife and beaches.

India tops Sri Lanka's tourist market despite slump due to ongoing economic crisis

India tops Sri Lanka's tourist market despite slump due to ongoing economic crisis

Jun 07, 2022

In April, the UK topped the list of holiday makers in Sri Lanka with 11,500 visitors from the country, followed by India with 8,678.

Hotel bookings for March-May period crosses pre-pandemic levels: IHCL MD

Hotel bookings for March-May period crosses pre-pandemic levels: IHCL MD

Mar 23, 2022

On the long-term outlook of the hospitality industry, he said it "is going to be far more positive than it ever was 5 to 10 years ago".

New Delhi, Mumbai, Goa, Rishikesh and Bengaluru are amongst the top booked domestic destinations by Indians during the long Holi weekend

Delhi top booked travel destination for Holi weekend: Booking.com

Mar 16, 2022

Jaipur, Lonavala, Puducherry, Udaipur and Agra are some of the other travel destinations booked this season, Booking.com said.

Reddy said 38 million people were involved with the tourism industry in the country before the pandemic hit the country.

COVID-19: 21.5 mn people in tourism industry lost jobs, says govt

Mar 14, 2022

Union Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy said tourist arrivals in the country were down by 93 percent during the first wave of COVID-19 outbreak, 79 percent in the second wave and 64 percent during the third wave.

Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) has sought a ‘One India One Tourism’ approach in the upcoming Union Budget 2022-23 to revive the coronavirus-ravaged domestic travel, tourism and hospitality industry

Budget 2022: Here’s what travel industry expects from Nirmala Sitharaman

Jan 27, 2022

Industry experts are looking at a ‘One India One Tourism’ approach for the industry and increased allocation for the tourism ministry in the upcoming Union Budget among other incentives and sops for the sector.

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.