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Haryana government invites travel industry stakeholders to discuss Hisar airport’s growth strategy

Prime Minister and the government of Haryana is planning the development of Maharaja Agrasen airport in Hisar. “The airport will provide opportunities for growth and development throughout the Hisar region and surrounding areas. It will be built on a 7200-acre plot of land. The total cost budget of development of the airport is around INR950 cr.,” said Pradeep Kumar, Chief Advisor, Civil Aviation, Haryana. As per a study, passenger traffic from Hisar is predicted to reach 2.1 million by 2024.

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Air Arabia Abu Dhabi to start four flights per week connecting Abu Dhabi and Delhi from November 24

een Travelers from the United Arab Emirates will now be able to fly directly to Delhi four times a week. Air Arabia, Abu Dhabi’s first low-cost carrier, has announced the launch of a new route to Delhi, India’s capital city, beginning November 24. Since the commencement of Air Arabia Abu Dhabi’s service from Abu Dhabi International Airport in July 2020, the new route is the carrier’s 16th. This will enhance the connectivity between India and the United Arab Emirates for travellers from both countries.

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Flexibility will be the foundation for tourism marketing: ForwardKeys

Even if travel is resumed in 2021, content marketing habits from the 2000s will not suffice. A new approach to research, markets, values, and ideas is required to match the right travellers with the right experiences. The tourism organisations have matured significantly, and the advent of COVID-19 has further expedited the rate of change. Trends that rumbled below the surface before COVID-19 have emerged with urgency in 2020. Flexibility will be the foundation for content marketing for tourism organisations in 2022.

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Children under 5 years arriving into India will not need COVID tests: Health Ministry

Children under the age of five years are excluded from both pre- and post-arrival COVID-19 testing in India, according to the Health Ministry, due to increased vaccination around the globe and the changing nature of the pandemic. If they show signs of coronavirus infection upon arrival or during the home quarantine period, they must be tested and treated according to the established protocol.

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The IRCTC and the MOT sign an MOU to strengthen the country’s hospitality and tourism industry

The main goal of this event was to boost the Indian hospitality and tourism industry and to give lodging units, self-certified on SAATHI (System for Assessment, Awareness, and Training for the Hospitality Industry) on the OTA platform, a lot of visibility. The MOU also specifies both parties’ obligations to encourage units to register on NIDHI and, consequently on SAATHI, as well as to support the local tourism industry with essential safeguards to prevent COVID-19 spread.

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IATA reports: Undisciplined passenger incidences are on the rise

As per IATA, the number of unruly passengers has more than doubled since 2020, and the trend is expected to continue in 2021. Incidents have even caused flights to be rerouted, including one from Paris to Delhi. Between January and early October 2021, the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) recorded more than 4,600 incident reports in the US, with 72 percent of them, refusing to wear a mask. Some 849 of these reports have been handled, compared to a yearly average of 142 over the last decade.

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Turespaña to conduct virtual panel discussion on Spain (Schengen) visa for India, Nepal & Sri Lanka today at 15:00 IST

The Tourism Office of Spain – Mumbai will conduct a one-hour virtual panel discussion on Spain (Schengen) visa for travelers from India, Nepal and Sri Lanka today at 3pm IST. Speakers include José María Ridao, Ambassador of Spain in India; Fernando Heredia Noguer, Consul General of Spain in Mumbai; Helena Escorial López who is the Head of the Consular Section of the Embassy of Spain in India, Ambica Shrestha, Hon. Consul of Spain in Nepal; Priya Jayawardena, Hon. Consul of Spain in Sri Lanka; and Director of Turespaña in India – Elisa Robles. To register, please visit https://event.webinarjam.com/register/327/n7kngavw or write to jaspreet.kaur@ddppl.com or call on 9650196532.

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Tourism Ministry and Ministry of I&B organise symposium to promote film tourism

Ministry of Tourism in association with Ministry of Information and Broadcasting organised a Symposium on Film Tourism in Mumbai yesterday aimed at promoting film tourism and establishing domestic destinations as preferred filming destinations. The symposium’s aim was to reach out to the tourism industry in terms of the opportunities available in the states for conducting film shootings. Arvind Singh, Secretary Tourism, Govt of India said, “I request all states to establish film promotion offices to help coordinate will all necessary departments to give permissions for film shoots on time. Also develop film tourism policies.”

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India reaches out to more countries to accept Covaxin

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and India’s diplomatic missions around the world have been in talks with their counterparts to secure mutual recognition of vaccine certificates, and the World Health Organization’s decision on Bharat Biotech’s locally produced Covaxin has bolstered their efforts for a diplomatic effort to widen the list of countries that will reciprocally accept vaccine certificates, letting Indians to travel smoothly. According to MEA data, more than 20 countries have allowed vaccinated Indians to enter without being quarantined — largely with Covishield, but some with both Covishield and Covaxin.

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Decade belongs to Uttarakhand, unprecedented boost to connectivity in coming years: PM Modi

This decade belongs to Uttarakhand, with significant increase in connectivity in the years ahead and a halt to exodus from the highlands, PM Narendra Modi said on Friday.He laid the foundation stone of reconstruction projects worth over Rs 400 crore at the Himalayan temple. He also lauded Baba Kedar for the reconstruction work he did in Kedarpuri after the disastrous floods of 2013 in sub-zero temperatures.

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