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    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

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    ‘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

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    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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    South African Tourism’s Recent Video Celebrates the Nation’s Spirit & Unity

    South African Tourism has released an inspirational video calling on all South Africans to reflect the spirit of revolutionary South African leader Nelson Mandela. The TVCs have been aired on local South African channels and amplified on South African Tourism’s social handles, with a focus on the fact that with great freedoms, come even greater responsibilities. The video calls on all South Africans and those who live in the country to display true courage and speak truth to power, to build and not tear down, to honour the greatness within its people. It conveys that each challenge the young democracy […] More

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    Travel memories from pre-pandemic days

    Another major travel attraction, nightlife, has been hit due to the pandemic. Places such as Goa, which are known for their exciting nightlight, have been silenced due to the pandemic. Travellers like to explore every aspect of a destination, and after sundown, it is usually the party hubs that are crawling with people. But these days the story is a lot different. While some parts have managed to open up nightlife, most others are still under lockdown. Read further. More

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    PetrSU is waiting for applicants to train specialists in the field of tourism

    Today tourism is a priority area for the development of the Republic of Karelia.The Institute of Physical Culture, Sports and Tourism of Petrozavodsk State University until July 31, 2021 is recruiting applicants in the areas of bachelor’s degree training 43.03.02 Tourism. Profile “Design and technology of organizing tourist and excursion services” (correspondence course, 20 budget places) and magistracy 43.04.02 Tourism. Profile “Designing in the tourism industry” (full-time education, under contracts for the provision of paid educational services). Contact person – acting Head of the Department of Tourism of the Institute of Physical Culture, Sports and Tourism […] More

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    Karnataka’s Kali Tiger Reserve opens a canopy walk

    Karnataka’s Kali Tiger Reserve got its first canopy walk now, thus, making it impossible for travellers in Karnataka to not visit the destination. The eco-tourism destination, Kali Tiger Reserve, is located in the Uttara Kannada district. It is home to Bengal tigers, and black panthers. The all new canopy is built between four large trees, and hangs at a height of 30 ft. The canopy cannot be missed if you are a nature lover, as it offers a fantastic view of the surrounding areas. The rich flora and fauna of the region gets justice, thanks to the views from the […] More

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    Revival deal for French edifice — Registry Building, Chandernagore

    The government wanted to turn the structure into a boutique hotel and cultural centre with a library The mission to save a slice of Indo-French history is finally gathering steam with the state tourism department and the French consulate general pledging renewed commitment towards Registry Building in Chandernagore, the first French courthouse in India built in 1875 which is currently in a dilapidated state. A 12-month extension was signed on Thursday on the agreement drawn up in February 2019 on restoration and adaptive reuse of the building standing at the head of the Strand in Chandernagore in Hooghly district, around […] More

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