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Conrad Maldives to relaunch Rangali Island with all-water adult villas in December

Carla Puverel, GM, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has revealed that Rangali Island and main restaurant Atoll Market, will be relaunched in December end. “It is all-water villa Adult Island that will be very popular with the Indian market for honeymoons and extended weekend getaways. The opening of ‘Teens club’ will also be a great addition to our family island,” she said.

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Huge potential for border and wildlife tourism in NE: Ajay Bhatt, MoS Tourism

Nagaland Ajay Bhatt, MoS, Tourism, along with Neiphiu Rio, Chief Minister of Nagaland Neiphiu Rio, inaugurated the three day long 9th International Tourism Mart for the North East region at Kohima. Bhatt said that the ITM is focused on domestic tourism and there is a huge potential of Border and wildlife tourism. About 75 sellers from the NE and about 50 buyers from the country are participating in the mart. “Many parts of this region are still untouched from the point of view of tourists. There is a huge potential of border tourism and wildlife tourism,” he added. The event is focussed towards highlighting the tourism potential of the region in the domestic and international markets. Coffee table book on Nagaland was also launched on this occasion.

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Eight out of 10 travellers will choose sustainable travel: WTTC

As per the WTTC report, 68 million travellers prefer to book a “Greener Choice” marked flight that is a lower-carbon flight option. In the long run ‘the country side’ destinations, will be the popular choice. The pause in travel has intensified people’s zeal to travel sustainably, with over eight out of 10 (83%) global travellers desiring sustainable travel in the future.

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FHRAI REQUESTS FM’S URGENT INTERVENTION for LOAN GUARANTEE SCHEME

FHRAI has submitted a representation to the FM, Nirmala Sitharaman. In spite of the fact that the scheme was announced for both the health and tourist sectors, the hotel industry has been waiting for the government to inform it for almost five months. The FHRAI has expressed its displeasure with the government’s lack of concern for the hospitality industry.

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DCT Abu Dhabi to conduct Reunite #INABUDHABI- Luxury webinar today at 11:30am IST

Department of Culture & Tourism (DCT) Abu Dhabi is organising Reunite #INABUDHABI- Luxury webinar today at 11:30am IST. Particpants will get a chance to learn more about upscale experiences, luxurious stay options, world-class dining and entertainment options. To join the webinar, write to jaspreet.kaur@ddppl.com or call +91 9650196532.

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70% travellers in U.S., Spain, UK, Canada & Japan to spend more on travel in 2022 than in the last five years: WTTC

As more destinations ease restrictions and vaccination rates continue to improve, WTTC’s latest predictions show strong growth in foreign spending for 2022 and beyond, with overseas spending projected to surpass domestic spending. The report focuses on consumer booking trends, considerations, and profiles. It also includes examples of markets whose endurance has served as a platform for the Travel & Tourism sector’s revival.

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India our biggest market & we will re-establish full operations: Chairman Srilankan airlines

The airline has stated that it is committed to increasing flights to destinations that have been temporarily halted owing to the pandemic, as well as facilitating for Indians to visit those destinations. Sri Lanka was one of the first countries to open its borders and welcome fully vaccinated Indian visitors, including those who had received the covaxin vaccine.

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Tourist vehicles exempt from Delhi government’s transport ban: ITTA

Delhi govt’s ban on the entry of petrol and diesel transport vehicles into Delhi till December 3, is not applicable to EVs and CNG vehicles. Even tourist vehicles are allowed into the state, said Amrit Mann (Hon. Secretary), ITTA, “Authorities should not make transport the scape goat, As per the resarch, vehicles contribute to less than 20 per cent of the pollution.”

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Philippines to welcome fully vaccinated tourists from India

Upon the DOT’s request, the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has approved the entry of fully vaccinated tourists from Green List countries. Only fully vaccinated individuals with vaccines recognized by the country’s Food and Drug Administration under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) or those authorized by the World Health Organization will be allowed entry to the country.

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MoCA aims to double number of airports in India by 2023-24: Jyotiraditya Scindia

Jyotiraditya Scindia, Union Civil Aviation Minister, revealed that the Central government intends to double the number of airports in the country to more than 200 by 2023-24. He told a conference of state and UT civil aviation ministers that the Centre wants to build at least one heliport in each district in collaboration with the states and UTs. For seaplanes, capital support is expected from the states.

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