Travel News 🌄 Latest Travel and Tourism News from Kerala in India • Posts about Kerala Local Travel News • Tips for Travelling to Kerala • Travel • Onmanorama en Fri, 12 Jun 2020 04:19:25 GMT Vande Bharat: Air India announces 14 more flights between India, UK The airline's flights for London are scheduled from several cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Chennai and Amritsar. Mon, 13 Jul 2020 05:33:52 GMT Here's all you need to know about quarantine tourist resorts in Kerala A list of 169 hotels and resorts, which has 4,617 rooms, in the state has been prepared where paid quarantine is available. Mon, 13 Jul 2020 03:00:12 GMT SOP issued for those travelling to Himachal Here is all you need to know before travelling to Himachal Pradesh Mon, 13 Jul 2020 00:41:37 GMT Etihad to operate India flights from July 15 The latest announcement comes a few days after the partial lifting of international flight restrictions by Indian authorities to allow outbound travel. Sun, 12 Jul 2020 02:01:58 GMT 'Contact-less' services the new mantra as travellers step out for short trips With so much uncertainty facing us, the study found that 76 percent of the consumers are also demanding flexible cancellation and refund policies and 65 percent of people are more open to considering hotels offering discounted rates. Sat, 11 Jul 2020 00:42:22 GMT Travel platform introduces health and safety features Health and safety is a crucial aspect when it comes to travel in times of coronavirus. Fri, 10 Jul 2020 00:39:55 GMT Business the biggest reason for passengers to travel: Survey According to the survey, 35 per cent of the respondents indicated that business-related trips have emerged as the biggest reason for them to travel. Thu, 09 Jul 2020 00:39:25 GMT ASI monuments reopen in Delhi, masks mandatory There are 173 monuments in Delhi protected under the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) Tue, 07 Jul 2020 03:01:37 GMT Charminar, Golconda Fort open to visitors again ASI officials said that only 2,000 visitors would be allowed at each destination a day. Mon, 06 Jul 2020 07:27:45 GMT Taj Mahal reopening put back citing COVID-19 risks Agra, one of India's first big clusters of the virus, remains the worst-affected city in Uttar Pradesh, the country's most populous state. Mon, 06 Jul 2020 03:35:01 GMT Railways creates history with 'Anaconda goods train' The Railways had set another record some days ago when the first double-stack container train travelled with high-rise Over Head Equipment (OHE) Mon, 06 Jul 2020 00:50:12 GMT AC in trains to work like those in operation theatres The new AC facility pumps much more fresh air into the coach than the earlier equipment and the innovation has been developed based on the fact that stale air in a closed space increases the chances of infection. Sun, 05 Jul 2020 06:53:34 GMT Mexico offers free stay, food for tourists Tourists can stay for an additional two nights free of cost if they book rooms for two nights and also enjoy free food Sun, 05 Jul 2020 05:21:16 GMT Goa finally open for tourists; here are all the rules you need to know A new advisory issued by the state tourism ministry does away with the concept of mandatory quarantine but has introduced a number of rules. Here is all you need to know. Sun, 05 Jul 2020 00:28:32 GMT More Indian flights from UAE announced, bookings open The flights scheduled to operate from July 9 to 14 are flying to Madurai, Coimbatore, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirappalli, Kochi, and Hyderabad Sat, 04 Jul 2020 02:07:38 GMT Kerala man travels alone on Frankfurt-Singapore flight When these restrictions are being gradually lifted, some stranded people have certain unique travel experiences. Fri, 03 Jul 2020 04:14:58 GMT Several top airlines stop serving alcohol on flights Passengers would be allowed to carry their own food and non-alcoholic beverages on aircraft as several in-flight catering services are being stopped Fri, 03 Jul 2020 00:41:50 GMT Egypt suspends visa fees for tourists till October 31 Tourism is a major source of revenue for Egypt as well as a top job provider, employing 12 per cent of the total workforce Thu, 02 Jul 2020 02:22:56 GMT Goa open to domestic tourists from July 2: Minister Goa, one of the country's most popular tourist destinations, has remained shut for travellers since the nationwide coronavirus-induced lockdown was imposed in March. Wed, 01 Jul 2020 13:25:57 GMT Qatar reviews measures to reopen tourism industry The Qatar government is gearing up to reboot the tourism industry, which hit a roadblock in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Wed, 01 Jul 2020 06:42:33 GMT Kerala likely to allow more bars in tourist destinations The excise department can allow more liquor bars and issue a notification only after it gets the details from the tourism department. Wed, 01 Jul 2020 08:46:28 GMT Spain maintains ban on cruise ships even as tourism sector reopens With their crowds of often elderly passengers, cruise ships have been especially vulnerable to outbreaks of the virus and have been barred from disembarking in several countries. Wed, 01 Jul 2020 00:39:06 GMT Hawaii waives quarantine for travellers with negative COVID-19 result from August 1 The new announcement is aimed at reviving the tourism sector on the islands which had come to a standstill after the pandemic was reported. Tue, 30 Jun 2020 06:41:33 GMT Singapore to permit resumption of tourism businesses The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) said that tourism businesses in Singapore will be permitted to resume operations at stages from July 1, beginning with 13 attractions. Tue, 30 Jun 2020 03:10:25 GMT Clock tower of Hyderabad's Chowmahalla Palace collapses in rain While the palace was thrown open to the public after massive restoration works in 2000, the clock tower remained in dilapidated condition. Mon, 29 Jun 2020 06:46:57 GMT Ranipuram hills wait for COVID to pass to receive tourists The local people opined that tourists who are bypassing the main route to the hill station are only inviting danger. Sun, 28 Jun 2020 06:28:34 GMT Tourism in Thekkady takes a punch after COVID-19 pandemic The famed Thekkady Lake is deserted except for some youngsters from the nearby Mannakkudy tribal settlement catching fish from the waters and forest officials on duty. Mon, 29 Jun 2020 06:26:24 GMT COVID-19 hits tourism at Kashmir's famed Dal Lake As the coronavirus lockdown completes three months, life on the picturesque Dal Lake in Kashmir has come to a standstill. Sat, 27 Jun 2020 05:10:31 GMT Disneyland Paris to reopen in phases from mid-July This is an important milestone for the tourism and leisure industry in France and will be a critical step in the industry's recovery. Sat, 27 Jun 2020 00:30:31 GMT Maharashtra permits Goa-style beach shacks to woo tourists While 80 per cent of the allotments will be reserved for locals to create jobs and there will be other conditions like timings from 7 am - 7 pm, sound limits, with CCTV cameras, etc. Fri, 26 Jun 2020 03:22:47 GMT Railways cancels all tickets booked until April 14 These tickets were booked during the lockdown period when the railways were allowing bookings for journeys in June. Thu, 25 Jun 2020 05:48:35 GMT 2,300-year-old burial cists, artefacts unearthed in Erode village The ancient artefacts were found by a team of archaeologists from Bengaluru, Puducherry, and Tamil Nadu. Wed, 24 Jun 2020 02:40:16 GMT Tourism activities slowly resume in Munnar Visitors have started arriving in the area, mostly from districts adjacent to Idukki, overcoming the difficulties posed by the lockdown. Wed, 24 Jun 2020 00:39:53 GMT Munnar monorail project in limbo, despite promises In its days of glory, the Munnar monorail extended 35 km from Munnar town to Top Station across mountains and valleys. Tue, 23 Jun 2020 08:40:43 GMT Visa holders, tourists can travel to Dubai; but follow these protocols The Media Office of Dubai Government said that every passenger has to undergo a test for COVID-19 at the airport or produce a negative certificate obtained within 96 hours of departure. Tue, 23 Jun 2020 04:35:57 GMT UAE to ease foreign travel restrictions from June 23 As the COVID travel restrictions get eased, UAE’s national carrier Emirates plans to resume services to 10 more cities. Sun, 21 Jun 2020 08:08:46 GMT 'We Will Rise' captures the stillness of India during lockdown The short film also includes top tourism destinations from north to south such as the Red Fort in Delhi, Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh, Marine Drive in Mumbai, and Kovalam beach in Kerala. Sun, 21 Jun 2020 00:45:57 GMT Water lily festival to begin at Malarikkal in August 'Tourism at Malarikkal would be developed along the lines of the International Water Lily Fest.' Sat, 20 Jun 2020 06:58:40 GMT Turkey to implement 'safe tourism' amid COVID-19 crisis More than 40 ambassadors and numerous foreign journalists will experience the measures implemented at the tourism facilities in the region against coronavirus Sat, 20 Jun 2020 04:29:04 GMT Check out these flexible holiday packages for post-lockdown travel Thomas Cook India's Holiday Readiness Travel Report – Future of Travel post COVID-19 reveals India's significant pent up demand for travel. Fri, 19 Jun 2020 04:49:12 GMT Bali to welcome foreign visitors from September Minister for Tourism and Creative Economy Wishnutama Kusubandio said on Wednesday that the spread of COVID-19 has been relatively subdued in Bali compared to other areas of the country, reports Xinhua news agency. Fri, 19 Jun 2020 00:52:40 GMT Thailand won't launch 'Travel Bubble' campaign until after July Though the government has approved plans to promote the Travel Bubble campaign for international tourists to and from Thailand, it would not be launched by as soon as July, Xinhua news agency quoted the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand Wed, 17 Jun 2020 01:58:23 GMT Hilton hotels set new cleanliness standards The programme, Hilton CleanStay, created in collaboration with Lysol and Dettol maker RB and Mayo Clinic, includes new procedures to help Hilton guests enjoy an even cleaner and safer stay starting this summer. Tue, 16 Jun 2020 10:20:21 GMT London's National Gallery collection goes on global tour The exhibition of some sixty paintings, ranging from the Italian Renaissance to the beginning of the 20th century, provides a comprehensive insight into the history of the Gallery's collection Tue, 16 Jun 2020 07:15:30 GMT 'Work-from-resort' trend catches on in Kerala For those who wonder whether they could afford the steep room rents charged by resorts, there is good news. Many resorts have come up with attractive packages that offer rooms at affordable rates. Tue, 16 Jun 2020 10:46:38 GMT Tea-selling Kerala couple longs to hit the road again Vijayan and Mohana, who are in their sixties, are a bit downcast as they had to shelve their travel plans due to the travel restrictions put in place in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic Sat, 13 Jun 2020 10:19:05 GMT Hotels, restaurants in Shimla to reopen only in September A decision in this regard was taken by the Tourism Industry Stakeholders Association on Thursday. Sat, 13 Jun 2020 06:44:34 GMT Kumarakom resorts to open in a phased manner Though the reopened resorts have not yet started reservation services, tourists are expected by the end of this week Sat, 13 Jun 2020 00:43:05 GMT Airlines may give 2-year credit for tickets cancelled during lockdown A bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, Sanjay Kishan Kaul and M R Shah suggested that a credit note by airlines must have a life of at least 2 years, and for any route, if that is the way out. Fri, 12 Jun 2020 08:19:37 GMT Hospitality, tourism sectors will take longer to recover: SBI official Noting that several airlines have approached the bank and India's largest state-run bank is in talks with the companies along with the Ministry of Civil Aviation, he said that currently the risk appetite of banks to lend to airlines is "extremely" low. Fri, 12 Jun 2020 00:29:04 GMT Animal use may risk COVID-like disease in tourist spots PETA said that animals in tourist attractions lead to rampant violation of animal protection laws and raises animal welfare concerns. Wed, 10 Jun 2020 11:21:56 GMT Post-lockdown tourists return to Miami Beach Tourism is one of the most important economic engines and generators of employment in Florida and has been one of the hardest-hit sectors by the COVID-19 crisis. Wed, 10 Jun 2020 00:15:00 GMT The rise of personalised visa services in the time of physical distancing The Coronavirus pandemic has altered life as we know it - from the way we do grocery runs to the way the world will travel. Thu, 11 Jun 2020 12:01:13 GMT AirAsia Indonesia to resume flights this month President Director of AirAsia Indonesia Veranita Yosephine Sinaga said that preparations for the resumption of the scheduled flights have been carried out, reports Xinhua news agency. Tue, 09 Jun 2020 04:53:17 GMT A sustainable future for travel in Switzerland Switzerland has been one of the countries pioneering in the direction of providing the travellers in this direction. Tue, 09 Jun 2020 00:21:24 GMT SL ensures tourists' safety when airports reopen on Aug 1 All passengers will have to have a negative PCR test report from an accredited laboratory taken within 72 hours prior to landing in Sri Lanka and a confirmed travel itinerary covering at least five nights at certified accommodations. Mon, 08 Jun 2020 01:24:36 GMT The Maldives to welcome foreign travellers from July 1 Travellers from 12 countries, including Spain, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States, would not be given entry. Mon, 08 Jun 2020 00:38:19 GMT Kerala moots loans at 3 per cent interest to boost the tourism sector To implement the scheme, the government will be borrowing money at an interest rate of 9 per cent from the Kerala Bank and subsidising 6 per cent interest so that the entrepreneurs are benefited. Sun, 07 Jun 2020 05:19:49 GMT Odisha govt plans cruise service to boost tourism potential The Odisha Tourism Policy 2016 offers many fiscal incentives to projects like water sports, adventure sports, house boat, cruise tourism project, aquarium, aqua-park etc., by way of investment and interest subsidy with an intention to promote private sector investments. Sun, 07 Jun 2020 00:52:38 GMT Lockdown effect: Monuments, including Taj, heal, but for how long Questions continue to be raised whether the city's environmental conditions over the years have drastically changed to assure continuous healthy conditions to the ageing historical monuments. Sat, 06 Jun 2020 00:37:35 GMT Journo praises Kerala for its exemplary fight against COVID-19 The Railways started to operate special trains when Vivek and his friends, who were staying at Noida in Uttar Pradesh, were in a tight spot as the options to return to their home state were very limited Fri, 05 Jun 2020 05:48:10 GMT NRIs to get virtual tour of UP festivals, cultural events The NRIs will get a virtual tour of various events in the state, apart from festivals. Fri, 05 Jun 2020 02:33:55 GMT Italy's Colosseum reopens to public after three months Italy's museums and cultural sites have all been closed in recent months but now they are beginning to return to normality. Thu, 04 Jun 2020 05:36:49 GMT Check in to the new version of 'contactless hospitality' from June 8 Hoteliers are remodelling their standard operating procedures towards providing greater care and ensuring a safe environment for their guests. Thu, 04 Jun 2020 03:00:10 GMT Paris parks reopen to public after months of lockdown The reopening of parks and gardens in France was made official on Thursday by Prime Minister Édouard Philippe but no region had fought for them to reopen more than Paris. Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:44:46 GMT Tourism industry expects recovery after autumn-winter According to a global luxury businesses panel hosted by S P Jain Global, the hospitality and aviation sectors are arguably amongst the most impacted segments due to COVID-19 Sun, 31 May 2020 11:11:03 GMT Railway ticket booking counter reopens at Kottayam station The paper tickets reserved from any booking facility in the country can be cancelled at the Kottayam railway station. Thu, 28 May 2020 07:33:55 GMT RedBus starts pre-registration feature to track opening of desired bus routes The concept emerges from the need to keep anxious travellers informed of available options, especially for routes leading to their desired destination. Wed, 27 May 2020 04:23:28 GMT Greece reopens islands to travellers Greece's tourism industry is vital to the country's economy, accounting for about a quarter of the country's GDP. Tue, 26 May 2020 03:14:10 GMT Lockdown Impact: Tourism ground to a halt in Himachal Himachal Pradesh is a major tourism destination. The contribution of the tourism sector to the state GDP is about seven per cent Tue, 26 May 2020 00:55:32 GMT Check the latest travel guidelines, stricter norms for international flyers The guidelines stipulate that airports, railway stations, and bus stands should be regularly sanitized and availability of soaps and sanitisers will be ensured. Mon, 25 May 2020 04:49:54 GMT Spike in booking demand witnessed for flight tickets In terms of flights, industry leader IndiGo will be operating close to 450 flights on Monday, while SpiceJet has opened bookings for 204 daily and 1,431 weekly flights. Sat, 23 May 2020 05:21:31 GMT