Tuesday, 21 March, 2023

Topic: Tourism

Fancy a trip to Arunachal? Domestic tourism on rise despite global slump, say experts

Rising costs due to Russia-Ukraine war, govt initiatives like 'Dekho Apna Desh' among factors driving people to travel more within India than abroad, according to industry bodies.

Souvenir shops shut, shortage of hotel staff — Japan’s hope for tourism boom faces uphill task

Starting Tuesday, Japan will reinstate visa-free travel to dozens of countries after more than 2 years. Govt hopes tourism will invigorate the economy after the yen slid to a 24-yr low.

Jammu & Kashmir receives 16.2 million tourists this year, highest in 75 years

This is the highest tourists the region has received since India's independence. PM Modi's government calls it a sign of economic development in the strife-torn region.

Surprise inspections, guests scared off — how Ankita murder is hurting resorts in Pauri Garhwal

Owner of one resort says all bookings cancelled overnight, while another was sealed over failure to comply with fire safety norms, at a time when business was picking up post Covid.

You can holiday in Bhutan again, but there’s a development fee of Rs 1,200/day

This 'sustainable development fee' being levied by Bhutan is meant to 'mitigate negative impact of tourism on cultural landscape and natural environment' of country.

The Travel Planners — The National Tourism Award Winner

The Travel Planners is an ISO 9001-2000 certified tour company started in the year 1999, as a specialized tour operator for South India.

Why your next Savaari should be a road trip to rural India

Rise of reliable chauffeur driven car rental services like Savaari has simplified accessibility across the country, allowing city dwellers to escape the madness of the city.

For James Meeker, travelling is a vocation, brimming with adventure and diverse experiences

Travelling isn’t just moving from one place to another. It’s about passion, commitment, experiences, and adventures. People with such a strong love of travel...

Hotels shut, taxis sold, guides ‘begging’: How Covid devastated tourism in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur

Lack of foreign tourists has hit tourism sector in Delhi-Agra-Jaipur ‘golden triangle’ hard, while lockdowns have meant even domestic tourist numbers are yet to match pre-pandemic figures. 

Have big plans for Covid ‘revenge travel’? ICMR study warns it could worsen 3rd wave

Study conducted by ICMR and Imperial College London says travelling with a vengeance after being cooped up at home could cause a higher peak in February-March 2022.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.