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State restrictions clip Indian aviation’s wings

With India resuming domestic flights, stringent measures taken by state governments like mandatory quarantine and need for Covid-negative certification are acting as deterrents for...

Fare caps in place as India’s domestic skies open up

The Indian government has allowed domestic flights to resume in a calibrated manner from May 25, after two months of grounding. The Ministry of Civil...

Indian luxury travel may return this winter

Luxury travel specialists are expecting demand to resurface in the winter season, starting October this year, with well-established as well as unique destinations gaining...

IHG signs Crowne Plaza hotel in India

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has inked a deal to bring the Crowne Plaza brand to the northern Indian city of Lucknow, underscoring confidence in...

Abu Dhabi rolls out e-learning platform for travel trade

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has launched the Abu Dhabi Specialist Programme, an e-learning platform which will...

Singapore births framework for tourism recovery, development

To help tourism businesses tide through the downtime amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has developed a new framework featuring new...

Airbnb trims workforce by 25%, refocuses business on home sharing

Airbnb is the latest travel and tourism casualty in the Covid-19-led business crisis, with 1,900 staff out of a global total of 7,500 being...

Strong marketing, regional targets will lift Maldives post-pandemic

WIthout a domestic travel market to rely on for the post-pandemic tourism rebound, Maldives will need to sharpen its destination marketing efforts in accessible...

MGTO takes training online for Indian travel partners

The Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) India is taking the travel downtime to train Indian travel partners in Macau’s tourism products, using online platforms...

PATA’s revises forecast to a 32% decline in visitor numbers in 2020

Newly updated forecasts from (PATA) has painted a likely 32% reduction in international visitor arrivals into and across Asia-Pacific this year, which brings visitor...