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  • Let’s Talk About Women-Only Hotels And Why We Need Them In India

    Women who have lived in a girls hostel or dorm can attest to the fact that living in a space where only women are allowed is a unique experience. A dorm with halls teeming with women, has its ups and down, and incredible bonding moments.  The history of women-only hotels  All-female spaces sprung up in the US in the 70s and many travel facilities were dedicated to women.  Image Credit: iStock These hotels started off as boarding houses, where women could live without fear of besmirching their good name. Women could not really go out and live on their own, […] More

  • Italy opens up for international travellers; on its way to revive tourism

    Italy is slowly on its way to recovery after COVID-19 wreaked havoc in the nation last year. Its tourism industry is also opening up to travellers from some select countries for now, and there is hope that one of the world’s most loved country for travellers might soon see a revival. Tourism is one of the main revenue sectors for Italy; pre-COVID, tourism brought in 13 per cent of Italy’s GDP. The nation has formally reopened its borders to international travellers and has allowed restriction-free travel for visitors from some countries. Earlier this week, Italy opened up for travellers from […] More

  • India may seek trade pacts with Quad partners US, Oz after FTA with UK, EU

    NEW DELHI: As India looks at trade pacts with the UK and the European Union (EU), New Delhi could consider a similar pact with Quad partners Australia and the US, say analysts. The Quad refers to the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue among India, US, Japan and Australia. Earlier this month, India and the UK announced their intention to look at an Enhanced Trade Partnership that sets the goal of doubling trade by 2030 and paving the way for a future UK-India Free Trade Agreement (FTA). This was seen as one of the key takeaways from the India-UK summit held between Prime […] More

  • Rise in emergency travel! Multiple bookings from repeat customers since second wave: Gaurav Aggarwal, CEO and Founder, Savaari Car Rentals

    To prioritise customer safety, all Savaari cars are equipped with a sanitizer. With the second wave of COVID-19, emergency travel is now on the rise! As many states implement lockdowns to curb the spread of coronavirus, traveling within a state itself has become difficult. Notably, travel guidelines in India are state-specific and changing frequently and with the ambiguity surrounding the e-passes, Savaari Car Rentals has got its customer support teams in sync with the latest state-wise pass-issuing guidelines. These teams are not only helping customers with the legit pass-related information but also handholding and assisting them throughout the process until […] More

  • Easy Trip Planners hits 20% upper circuit on heavy volumes

    Shares of the recently listed Easy Trip Planners, the travel support services company, were locked in the upper circuit of 20 per cent at Rs 229.80 on the BSE in Tuesday’s session amid heavy volumes. The trading volumes on the counter jumped over four-fold with a combined 6.41 million equity shares having changed hands on the NSE and BSE at the time of writing this report. There were pending buy orders for 880,000 shares on both the exchanges, the data shows. With today’s gain, the stock price of Easy Trip Planners has bounced back 56 […] More

  • Portals of Kedarnath temple opened | Dehradun News – Times of India

    DEHRADUN: Portals of 11th Jyotirling, Kedarnath, opened at 5am on Monday amid ritualistic chanting of mantras. Tourism minister Satpal Maharaj offered his virtual tributes to the lord while temple priests performed first ‘rudra abhishek’ on behalf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The government, last month, had suspended the yatra for pilgrims until further orders. Notably, last year, the Char Dham Yatra had started for people of Uttarakhand on July 1 due to the rise in Covid cases. As per the estimate of Devasthanam board, over 3.2 lakh devotees visited Char Dham temples, including Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. More than […] More

  • These 5 countries are nearly mask free!

    New Zealand deserves all the praises for handling the pandemic situation so well. Since the start of the pandemic, the nation has just reported 26 deaths, thanks to its Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. It’s because of the government’s quick actions and decisions, New Zealand today is mask-free. In fact, just a few days ago, a concert was organised in Auckland, which was attended by nearly 50000 people without social distancing and mask requirements! Read further. More

  • Diu in the eye of the storm – Times of India

    Rajkot: Union territory Diu, the favourite watering hole for people of Gujarat, is expected to be the target of very severe cyclonic storm Tauktae. Tourism, the mainstay of the UT, which was already hit due to Covid-19, is expected to take another beating.Heavy winds have been blowing in Diu since Sunday night and UT administration has prohibited gathering at public places. All the fishermen have returned from the sea. Diu collector Saloni Rai said, “We have evacuated 1,200 people evacuated and shifted to our six shelter homes. There are two units of NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) deputed for rescue […] More

  • Tough times for Museums

    Anil PabaAs per the International Council of Museums (ICOM), 18th May is celebrated all over the world with enthusiasm as International Museum Day. On this occasion museums, the world over organize different programs and activities to create awareness among the masses about their culture and heritage. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 museums, public or private, have had to close their doors for public. Most of the cultural institutions, museums, etc are organizing its activities through internet. Today museums are facing tough time to preserve their collections, ensuring the safety of staff, dealing with financial issues and staying engaged with […] More

  • Watch : Countries Where Indians Can Travel Without Visa

    Travelling is the best way to explore new places and spend quality time with your friends and family! Everybody loves to travel and create fun memories with loved ones. Getting a visa and fulfilling the visa requirements to visit certain countries is often viewed as a complicated process. Do you know there are certain countries which give visa-free entry to Indian citizens? These countries just require a passport to travel for Indian citizens, which means that you don’t need to indulge into a tedious process of visa approval and verification at all!  Watch : Here’s What Indian Scientists Have Contributed […] More

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