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  • Aptech Aviation Academy inaugurates a new centre in Vastrapur, Ahmedabad

    ANI | Updated: Jul 24, 2021 15:16 IST Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India], July 24 (ANI/NewsVoir): Aptech Aviation Academy, inaugurates a new centre in Vastrapur, Ahmedabad for students keen to pursue careers in aviation, hospitality, travel & tourism, retail & more. The centre was inaugurated by Shajan Samuel, Vice President, Aptech Limited.The mini-metro Ahmedabad has been a strong educational hub with a stout infrastructure. Ahmedabad & Vastrapur today are witnessing huge interest from among the young pursuers to learn new age exciting courses such as aviation, hospitality, travel & tourism, retail & more. Aptech Aviation Academy conducted an exciting workshop on the […] More

  • Train ticket cancellation: How to cancel counter tickets online through IRCTC and claim refund? Know here

    In order to travel by train, you can book train tickets online or by visiting the counter. However, the advantages of buying tickets online are more than booking tickets over the counter. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) allows passengers to cancel tickets booked on railway counters through its website Advantage of booking tickets online The reason for this is that you can cancel the tickets purchased online whenever you want. You can also get updates on your booking as well. At the same time, there are many problems in canceling the ticket purchased from the counter. […] More

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 5 Countries That Are Offering COVID-19 Vaccines On Arrival To Tourists

    It’s been a difficult year for the international travel industry. In order to bring life  back to normalcy, lure more tourists and speed up economic recovery, many countries have started offering vaccines to tourists. While some are offering them for free, others have included them in their vacation packages. Check them out.  1. The Maldives Image Credit: iStock Don’t be surprised if you see celebrities and tourists flocking to the Maldives, again! The archipelago has resumed its 3V tourism—Visit, Vaccinate and Vacation—for tourists from South Asia, which also includes India. The tourism ministry recently tweeted, “Maldives will restart issuing on […] More

  • ‘Avoid crowd, non-essential travel, maintain appropriate behaviour’: Dr Guleria on delaying third Covid-19 wave

    With the looming threat of the third wave of Covid-19 infections, the director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Dr Randeep Guleria, on Friday suggested three measures for the public to follow in delaying the impending danger. “For the next few months, until a larger part of our population gets vaccinated (against Covid-19), we should avoid crowd, non-essential travel and maintain Covid-appropriate behaviour. With this, I think we can delay and also flatten the third wave,” news agency ANI quoted Dr Guleria as saying. Further, Dr Guleria said that the virus will not mutate much in the coming months. […] More

  • India’s NCD burden is growing at an alarming rate: Study – ET HealthWorld

    New Delhi: Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) burden has been on an alarming rise in India. It increases after 18 years and shows a quantum leap when an individual crosses the age of 35 years. More than 2/3rd of the individuals suffering from NCDs are in the most productive-life age groups i.e., between 26-59 years, a recent survey report by Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) stated. The survey report titled “Non-Communicable Diseases in India” covered 2,33,672 people and 673 public health offices in 21 states, to analyse the rising cases of NCDs in the country and the social […] More

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