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Canberra The Australian government has delayed the reopening of the countrys borders amid concerns over the Omicron variant of Covid19 Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Monday night that the National Security Committee NSC pushed the planned easing of border restrictions for international


New Delhi India is all set to resume scheduled international flights from December 15 after coronavirusinduced suspension the Aviation Ministry said According to sources India will restart scheduled regular international flights operations except tofrom the barred 14 countries from the third week of


New Delhi International passenger flight services are expected to be normalised very soon and possibly by the end of this year Civil Aviation Secretary Rajiv Bansal said on Wednesday Scheduled international passenger flights to and from India remain suspended since March 2020 amid the coronavirus p


Indias lowcost airline SpiceJet is all set to restart its Boeing 737 MAX aircraft which were grounded around the world after two fatal Ethiopia and Lion Airways crashes After a long wait of over two years Indias aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation DGCA has finally allowed SpiceJ


Oslo The worlds first fully electric and selfsteering container ship owned by fertiliser maker Yara is preparing to navigate Norways southern coast and play its part in the countrys plans to cleanup its industry The Yara Birkeland an 80metrelong 87 yards socalled feeder is set to replace lorry haul


Namche Bazaar is a town in northeastern Nepal in the Khumbu Pasanglamu Rural Municipality part of the Solukhumbu district It is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in Nepal Namche is also a major trading centre in the Khumbu region Most of the tourists who come to Nepal to climb Everest r


The Civil Aviation Ministry of India MoCA has allowed airlines to serve hot meals on all domestic flights The air carriers were barred from serving inflight meals which have a duration of less than two hours since April 15 due to the COVID19 pandemic The ministry has also permitted resumption of mag


Nilambur Retired Indian Naval officer and yachtsman Abhilash Tomy the first Indian to complete a solo nonstop circum navigation of the world has been looking for sponsorship to sail moreTo participate in the next Global Globe Race he needs Rs 4 crores out of which Rs 45 lakhs had been already collec


New Delhi In a bid to normalise the passenger services the Indian Railways has decided to shut the Railways Passenger Reservation System 40PRS41 for select hours in the night for next the seven days the Ministry of Railways informed on Sunday November 14   The Railways is currently working to norma


With airfares for returning students and family members from Europe and North America doubling and even quadrupling this winter and permitted flights from a limited 28 countries running packed the government is facing pressure from many quarters including foreign embassies and the tourism industry t


The Indian government has announced new travel guidelines for international arriving passengers at the Indian airports Under the new guidelines children under 5 years of age have been exempted from both pre and postarrival Covid testing Issued by Indias Health Ministry the guidelines further state t


Palakkad The season ticket railway which was suspended due to the expansion of Covid will be issued from November 1 The season ticket was suspended on March 24 2020 following the announcement of the lockdown According to railway officials the decision to resume season tickets was taken after trains


Abu Dhabi Air fares on the IndiaUnited Arab Emirates UAE sector continue to burn a hole in the pockets of ordinary travellers According to travel agencies lack of adequate aircraft to meet the demand for seats has led to the situation “The fares will come down to the normal levels only after airline


New Delhi Indias first museum dedicated to alcohol has opened its doors to spirited enthusiasts in Goa The museum All About Alcohol is set up by local businessman Nandan Kudchadkar in Candolim village of North Goa It houses hundreds of artefacts linked to feni including large traditional glass vats


New DelhiThe government has withdrawn a travel advisory that added COVID19 related additional checks and restrictions on those arriving from the UK after the British government ordered discontinuation of mandatory testing and quarantine norms for those vaccinated with Covishield travelling from Indi


Trivandrum Daimler India Commercial Vehicles DICV the makers of BharatBenz Trucks and Buses todayunveiled its luxurious readyforroad BharatBenz caravan in association with Autobahn Trucking Dealership and JCBL Group to support the Kerala Tourism Department’s latest initiative ‘Keravan Kerala’ The in


Wayanad Tourism in the Nilgiris which was in crisis due to covid is now getting a new lease of life Tourists began to flock to the districts tourist areas with the decline in the spread of covid and the relaxation of restrictions Most travelers from the states of Kerala Tamil Nadu and Karnataka  Cu


Jakarta Indonesia will reopen the resort island Bali for foreign visitors from certain countries starting from October 14 amid a decline in fresh Covid19 cases a government official said Indonesia will receive international visitors from South Korea China Japan New Zealand as well as from Abu Dhab


Local travel has risen to the forefront as it remains an easier safer and often more sustainable travel option as a result of the pandemic Staying closer to home continues to retain its importance on the travel agenda as research by Bookingcom reveals that more than half 59 per cent of Indian travel


Thiruvananthapuram The Southern Railway has decided to operate 4 passenger trains as express special trains in Kerala Among the 5 express special trains announced on Thursday 4 are passenger trains operated in Kerala PunalurThiruvananthapuram KottayamKollam KollamThiruvananthapuram Thiruvananthapur


Kochi As luxury cruise ship Cordelia sailed into the beautiful shores of Kochi for a stopover hundreds of people who depend on the tourism sector for their livelihood rejoiced The port wore a festive look and Cordelia sailed to a welcome organized by tour operators and enthusiastic people of the loc


Thiruvananthapuram Ponmudi and Kallar Eco Tourism centres have been closed from Thursday as Kallar ward in Vithura gram panchayat has come under the containment zone owing to a rise in COVID19 casesEven though Ponmudi is part of Peringammala panchayat the road to the hillstation passes through Vithu


New Delhi Looking at the rising Hallyu or Korean wave in India the Korea Tourism Organization KTO has come up with a unique series of virtual Korean experiences social media contest and special offers on Korean products for the Indian audiences KTO has partnered with multiple brands for the event w


Kuwait City Flights from India to Kuwait will be resume from Tuesday The first service of Air India Express will be from Kochi on Tuesday The service will be operated from from Kozhikode on Wednesdays Fridays and Mondays   Air India Express has started booking tickets for Kuwait and the Ticket fare


Gudalur The Mettupalayam CoonoorOoty mountain train service which was suspended due to the second expansion of Covid will resume from Monday The service meets Covid standards with only those who have reserved a seat in advance will be allowed to travel The Mettupalayam workshop has been checking the


NewDelhi Suspension of international flights extended till September 30 owing to the coronavirus diseases pandemic The latest circular issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation DGCA continued to keep international cargo flights and those approved by the regulator to operate The DGCA also


Air India offers discount on passenger luggage Passengers traveling to Thiruvananthapuram Kochi Mumbai Jaipur Amritsar and Lucknow will be given a discount on their luggage till September 30 According to Air India officials passengers in economy class can carry up to 40 kg of luggage and passengers


Dubai The Emirates Tourism Council has approved a joint action plan of the Ministry of Economy and local tourism departments Total revenues generated by the UAE’s tourism sector reached AED113 billion US3 billion during the first six months of 2021 The joint initiative aims to increase the inflow o


Dubai Indigo has resumed flights from India to the UAE The service will start at 130 pm tonight The company said it had informed all passengers of the incident and regretted the inconvenience caused to them Earlier the company had announced that Indigo flights would be suspended for a week The deci


New Delhi Amidst the ongoing turmoil in Afghanistan the national carrier Air India has rescheduled its flight for Kabul from morning to afternoon while two aircraft are on standby for emergency evacuation Air India flight has been rescheduled for Kabul from 830 am to 1230 due to prevailing situatio


Air India on Thursday said that it has launched its firstever nonstop flight service between Hyderabad and Chicago The flight AI107 from Hyderabad to Chicago will operate once a week every Friday departing from Hyderabad at 1250 pm The return flight AI108 from Chicago to Hyderabad will operate every


Vande Bharat flights from the UK have been temporarily suspended due to the emergence of a new strain of coronavirus there the MEA said An estimated 18 lakh people have been repatriated under Phase 8 Plus of the Vande Bharat Mission since early December it added Under the mission over 40 lakh people


The Ministry of Civil Aviation has announced that all the flights originating from UK to India will be temporarily suspended till 1159 pm December 31 This suspension will be in effect from 1159 pm December 22 the ministry added The decision has been taken after UK reported a new coronavirus strain c


Ahmedabad Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched Indias first seaplane service connecting the worlds tallest statue Statue of Unity in Kevadia with Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad He also flew on its first flight from the statue to Ahmedabad in the seaplane after the inauguration The t


Kolkata The West Bengal Transport Corporation WBTC will launch a 90minute cruise tour on the Hooghly river from October 1 People will be charged ₹39 for the tour WBTC said The idea is to make heritage river cruise experience affordable and popular among people from all walks of life and all age grou


New Delhi The suspension of scheduled international passenger flights has been extended till September 30 said Indian aviation regulator DGCA on Monday However international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on a casetocase basis noted the Directorate Ge


The Directorate General of Civil Aviation DGCA on Friday extended the ban on international commercial passenger flights till August 31 The ban shall not apply to international allcargo operations and flights specifically approved by DGCA said a government statement Central government had earlier ext


Kolkata The temporary restrictions on the arrival of flights to Kolkata airport from 6 cities including Delhi and Mumbai has been extended till July 31 the airport authorities announced The other cities include Pune Chennai Nagpur and Ahmedabad The step was taken to contain the spread of coronavirus


Goa Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar on Wednesday announced that the coastal state will be open to tourists starting July 2 as 250 hotels have been granted permission to resume operations Goa one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations has remained shut for travellers since the nationwi


Delhi Around 80 flights to and from Delhis Indira Gandhi International Airport have been cancelled as domestic flights resume today Earlier flight schedule was made for airports including West Bengal Maharashtra and Chennai West Bengal has permitted flights from May 28 while Maharashtra has allowed


The DGCA has released fare structure for domestic flights for different flight durations The minimum fare for flights with a flight time of less than 40 minutes is ₹2000 whereas the maximum that can be charged in the sector is ₹6000 For a journey between 180210 minutes the minimum fare will be ₹6500


New Delhi The government has divided air routes into 7 categories based on flight durations for regulating fares till August 24 For a journey between 90120 minutes which includes the DelhiMumbai route the minimum fare will be ₹3500 and maximum ₹10000 40 of the tickets will have to be sold at a price


New Delhi Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Wednesday said that domestic civil aviation operations will recommence in a calibrated manner from May 25 Monday He added All airports air carriers are being informed to be ready for operations from May 25 SOPs for passenger movement are also


New Delhi The Indian railways will begin operating 200 non AC special passenger trains per day from June 1 onward in a step aimed at gradually restoring normal services the railway ministry said on Tuesday The tickets for these special passengers trains can only be booked online on the IRCTC websit


If you are a traveler and can afford luxury you can now stay at the worlds first ever underwater villa in the Maldives The twostory villa is located around 16 feet below the Indian Ocean and has been named Muraka which in the local Dhivehi language means coral Muraka is a part of the Conrad Maldives


Kerala  Gods Own Country becomes victims of natural disasters It has been several days since it started raining heavily in Kerala The central and the southern parts of Kerala are severely affected by the flood which has resulted in numerous deaths and the displacement of the more than 15 lakh reside


The world’s first alldigital art museum has opened at the MORI Building Digital Art Museum in Japan’s Tokyo It features around 50 kaleidoscopic installations triggered by motion sensors which are projected across every surface of the 100000sqfoot exhibit space with the help of lights The museum appe


A viewing platform designed to gently rock like a seesaw as people walk on it is set to come up in the Netherlands The SeaSaw will overlook the Wadden Sea which is a World Heritage Site Its designers said they wanted visitors and inhabitants to experience both city and sea from a whole new perspecti


The DTPC is Organising a OneDayTrip for Tourists to Munnar by joining with Travel Mate Solutions The Trip is scheduled on May 5th The package costs Rs 1200 per head which includes food accomodation along with a guide You can also vist Iravikulam Natiobal Park The trip begins t  6 45 am and will retu


An upcoming 5000squaremetre Waterfront Culture Center in Danish capital city Copenhagen will feature elevated glass pools that seemingly allow visitors to swim through brick pyramids Visitors to the center will be able to swim in indooroutdoor pools that terrace down directly to the sea while elevat


An underwater villa which is being billed as the first of its kind will open in the Maldives by the end of this year Known as Muraka the villa will comprise two floors with one being submerged underwater Muraka will feature three bedrooms a gym a kitchen a bar a dining room an infinity pool and priv


Singapore Airlines has been named the worlds best airline in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards as voted for by holidaymakers In addition the 70yearold flag carrier airline of Singapore has been recognised for having the best first class and economy seats of all the airlines Last years winner


In a shocking incident a woman was molested by her husband who was in an inebriated condition onboard a local train while travelling from Thane to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station on Thursday night The GRP Government Railway Police arrested the man identified as one Rafique Shaikh at Dad


A video has captured the moment a group of firefighters rescued a Chinese woman who was trapped in her car in the middle of a flooded river One of the firefighters reached the woman with the help of a ropepulley system and helped her come out of the vehicle Meanwhile no one was hurt during the rescu


Opening its doors to common man for the first time IRCTC operated Railway Saloon Coach departed for its maiden tour to Katra The privatelyoccupied coach which was earlier available for only top railway officials had six passengers on board when it pulled out of the Old Delhi Railway Station The priv


Chaos broke out at New Delhis Indira Gandhi International Airport after the baggage handling system reported a failure with over thousands of bags reportedly misplaced Airlines at IGI airport were not able to load the bags in the aircraft hence the bags are not reaching the destination on time A lot


Europe Worlds largest underwater restaurant in Europe The construction of the restaurant has started and is expected to be open in March 2019 The project is described as a “mixture of madness and reason” The restaurant is Europe’s first of its kind and will look like a thick rectangular pipe made ou


Floating hotel in the middle of the Lule River in Northern Sweden This hotel will surely take your breath away The hotel which is named Arctic Bath is intended to open later in this year The hotel features saunas a spa treatment room lounge shop bar and restaurant The main floating bath resembles a


New resort to open at Alaska It is built in an exposed hill surrounded by a glacier The resort will most probably open at next month The resort which is named as Sheldon Chalet has five guest rooms and an observation deck What might disappoint you will be the lack of cell coverage and internet servi


Dubai is set to get a new hotel with a 170metrehigh sky pool connecting two towers Expected to be the tallest structure in Palm Jumeirah when it opens in 2021 the PALM 360 hotel will house 125 hotel rooms and suites There will be several highend restaurants a spa a health club as well as a tennis co


A seaside resort in Jamaica has unveiled glass bottomed bungalows over the sea The bungalows at Sandals South Coast resort are arranged in a heart formation featuring hammocks and outdoor showers There are arranged in a personalized butler and 24hr room service while the water underneath the bungal


Floating atop the scenic River Kwai this unique Thai folkstyle resort is surrounded by tropical forests and mountains of Saiyoke With free WiFi it features private villas with a 32inch flatscreen TV and private deck with day beds Exuding rustic elegance the spacious airconditioned villas at T


THIRUVANANTHAPURAM Kerala Tourism bagged the award for world’s best responsible tourism project at the World Travel Market in London It was Kerala’s responsible tourism project at the backwater destination of Kumarakom which won the award The project had also several other accolades to its name both


Thiruvananthapuram The capital city of Kerala has witnessed many lifestyle changes over the last decade but the one unchanged criteria is the 10 am to 8 pm shopping culture You are greeted by closed shutters if you visit the streets and commercial zones after  9 pm This however is expected to change


A sixwoman navy crew set sait from Goa to circumnavigate the globe on September 10 a test for the women who have volunteered for the expedition that will see them cover more than 21600 nauticals miles in eight months The navy has appropriately named Navika Sagar Parikrama The boat Indian Navy Sail


Italy An Italian hotel allows guests to sleep on “wheel beds” that can be rolled out into cages suspended from hotel rooms built into a hillside The rooms at the Million Donkey Hotel give guests the impression of sleeping under the sky The hotel is located north of Naples in the mountain village of


Japan Scientists in Japan have come up with a solution to prevent ice creams from melting The researchers from Kanazawa University in Japan have designed the product which can stop melting for a good 3 hours The product makes use of polyphenol liquid which is present in strawberry’s and helps preve


Zurich The worlds longest hanging bridge opened in Switzerland


  Kannur The Kannur – Mysore State Highway to be soon made into a National Highway Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nithin Gadkari told Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan that “We are in principle recognising the KannurMysore interState Highway as NH and the formalities in this re


Kollam The 12 year long project work on the ‘Jatayu Nature park’ will be completed this coming September The park will soon become the largest of its kind in the world The expedition of carrying water for over 750 feet above sea level soon transformed the area into a green paradise Director of the p


Tokyo  A sacred island named Okinoshima located midway between the southwestern main island of Kyushu and the Korean peninsula that bans women and where male visitors must strip naked before going ashore has been declared a UNESCO world heritage site It was once the site of rituals to pray for mari


 Rajasthan Present in the Alwar District near the Sariska Tiger Reserve resides India’s  and South Asia’s first ever astronomy themed resort The resort has been founded by astronomer and wildlife enthusiast – Sachin Bahmba The resort promises the best possible views of the galaxy in the country The


Goa is a state in Western India with coastlines stretching along the Arabian sea Its long history as a portugese colony prior to 1961 is evident plantations Goa is also known for its beaches ranging from popular stretches at Baga andPolelem to those in laid back fishing villages such as Agonda Goa