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    Jalpaiguri: Rapid antigen tests for tourists amid Covid

    The tests would be carried out only on those who didn’t receive the second dose of their jab or are not carrying RT-PCR negative test report issued within 48 hours before their travel The Jalpaiguri district administration has started conducting rapid antigen tests on tourists at different transit points. The tests, however, would be carried out only on those who didn’t receive the second dose of their Covid-19 vaccine or are not carrying RT-PCR negative test report issued within 48 hours before their travel. For the past few days, those associated with the tourism industry in the district have been… […] More

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    Jiayu Pass in NW China’s Gansu a popular tourist destination in summer

    Jiayu Pass, located in Jiayuguan City, Gansu Province, becomes a popular tourist destination in July. Tourists can roam in the Jiayuguan City to learn about its history and overlook the magnificent view of the desert on the gate tower. The Jiayu Pass is not only the starting point of the ancient Great Wall of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), but also a vital passage on the ancient Silk Road. (Photo: China News Service/Gao Zhan) Jiayu Pass, located in Jiayuguan City, Gansu Province, becomes a popular tourist destination in July. Tourists can roam in the Jiayuguan City to learn about its history […] More

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    Pakistan, a steadfast friend of Sri Lanka – High Commissioner

    Pakistan’s High Commissioner Maj.Gen (Rtd) Muhammad Saad Khattak said on Tuesday that his country would be steadfast in its friendly relations with Sri Lanka in all facets of life. The Envoy was addressing a press conference at his mission in Colombo recently. “Following the visit of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to the island recently, the two countries have opened up new areas of cooperation to promote bilateral relations to new heights and continue to help each other for the progress of the two nations,” he said. The High Commissioner recalled that trade and investment were important areas discussed […] More

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    British & Irish Lions’ criticism of TMO ‘blatant intimidation’

    A former South African Test referee has said that British & Irish Lions’ criticism of local Marius Jonker being the TV match official for the first Test against South Africa is “blatant intimidation”. South African Jonker stepped into the role after original choice Brendon Pickerill from New Zealand was unable to travel due to the coronavirus pandemic. English newspapers reported that Lions head coach Warren Gatland was furious that Jonker had been chosen, believing a neutral should be used for the clash with world champions South Africa in Cape Town on Saturday. “They have put Marius in a very difficult […] More

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    Western Railway’s heritage tour: Monumental misses | Ahmedabad News – Times of India

    AHMEDABAD: India’s first Unesco World Heritage site — the Walled City of Ahmedabad — has been shunted out from the Western Railway’s latest branded tour called ‘Tejas’. The tour is organized by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). The IRCTC’s Ahmedabad Heritage Tour, a package of three nights and four days, covers Akshardham (Gandhinagar), Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram and Kankaria lake (Ahmedabad), Modhera’s Sun Temple, and Rani ki Vav (Patan). The IRCTC has also launched Kevadia with Ahmedabad and Ahmedabad with Ambaji Darshan tours. Officials said that the only Walled City element which is part of an organized package […] More

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    An Indian hotelier’s endeavour to carve out a niche in Maldives hospitality industry – Times of India

    Salil Panigrahi has been living in Male, Maldives, for over two decades and finds it a joy and privilege to be there. The Odisha-born hotelier, who started his career at Oberoi Hotels & Resorts in India, moved to the Maldives when he joined the Six Senses group. “I led the finance department there but was also responsible for project management for resort construction, product launch, and was deeply involved in the resort operations. My love for Maldives was cemented through this experience,” he said. His entrepreneurial journey started in Maldives in 2003 with resort development ventures through private placements which […] More

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    Summer travel market boosts consumption

    People visit the historical and cultural block of Sanfangqixiang (Three Lanes and Seven Alleys) in Fuzhou, southeast China’s Fujian Province, July 11, 2021.Photo:Xinhua The summer travel market has boosted consumption, and data shows that this summer’s travel may hit a record high.  Data from qunar.com sent to the Global Times said that as of Friday, the number of summer ticket bookings on the platform exceeded 20 percent of 2019, was twice that of 2020, and the average price paid exceeded 1,000 yuan.  The number of hotel bookings for summer exceeded 30 percent of 2019, was three times that of 2020, […] More

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