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In a first, Indian Haj pilgrims ride high-speed trains to Makkah from Jeddah

For the first time in history, Indian Haj pilgrims on their journey will experience a new level of comfort. Instead of the traditional bus journey from Jeddah airport to Makkah, the pilgrims will now board high-speed trains, which will also reduce the travel time in half.

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Summer travel rises 40% this year, travel sector see buoyant demand

As Indian travellers pack their bags to escape the scorching heat, there has been a 40 per cent on-year increase in summer travel this year, with hospitality and travel services providers noticing buoyant demand. Although the ongoing general elections have had a minor impact on corporate and Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions (MICE) business, hotels are finding increased retail business with beach destinations still fighting it out with hill stations for the favoured holiday site.

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Cyclone Remal to hit West Bengal today; flight operations suspended in Kolkata; alerts in several

According to the prediction of India Meteorological Department (IMD), cyclone 'Remal' will make landfall in Kolkata today. This is the first cyclone of the pre-monsoon season in the Bay of Bengal and keeping the risks in mind, the Kolkata airport has suspended flight operations.

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Increased tourist footfall in Srinagar; may have to book a month in advance for houseboat rides!

If your Kashmir summer wishlist has traditional houseboat rides on it, make sure you book at least a month in advance. Tourist footfall has increased around Dal Lake and adjacent areas in Kashmir, with further growth expected in the days to come. With most of the Indian states under the grip of extreme heat, Srinagar comes as one of the coolest places in India right now.

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Goa government cancels the much-awaited 'Lantern Festival' on Morjim beach; know why?

In a recent turn of events, the government of Goa has cancelled the much awaited Lantern Festivals which was slated for 25th May. The organisers shared, "Glowfest cancelled", on their official page. The decision was taken after the protests by activists on social media. The petitions to authorities to initiate action against the likely danger to marine life, which, they said, is already suffering from various activities.

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Summer travel up 40% this year; hospitality, travel services providers see buoyant demand

As Indian travellers pack their bags to escape the scorching heat, there has been a 40 per cent on-year increase in summer travel this year, with hospitality and travel services providers noticing buoyant demand.

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UAE awards Golden Visa to renowned actor Rajnikanth; know what privilege it offers

Renowned actor Rajinikanth has been honored with the prestigious UAE Golden Visa by the Department of Culture and Tourism in the UAE. Taking to social media, the superstar expressed his gratitude towards the Abu Dhabi Government and MA Yusuff Ali, the chairman and managing director of Lulu Group, for their instrumental roles in securing this accolade.

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JetBlue and British Airways May Be Partnering Up to Expand Their Networks — What That'll Mean for....

JetBlue and British Airways have submitted a codeshare agreement with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), hoping to make travel easier for fliers across the Atlantic.

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Kashmir on road to become 'Valley of hope' for startups: Ex-NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

India’s G20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant has lauded the significant changes witnessed in Jammu and Kashmir after the scrapping of Article 370 in 2019. Kant, the former CEO of NITI Aayog, has said that Kashmir has the potential of becoming the 'Valley of hope' for startups, especially after recent ‘radical’ transformation on the ground.

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UAE visa update: Travelers need to have INR 68,000; only visa and return tickets not enough

The UAE offers a Visit Visa for individuals wishing to visit the country, which serves multiple purposes such as visiting relatives, travel, exploring job opportunities, and more. Now, as per the latest news reports, immigration authorities have intensified inspections and screenings at UAE airports to detect individuals arriving on a visit visa with the intention of seeking employment.

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Himachal government forms committee to safeguard Lahaul Valley ecosystem amid tourism surge

In response to the burgeoning influx of tourists in the Lahaul Valley, the state government has established an 11-member committee led by the Director of Tourism to ensure safe and sustainable tourism in the region. This initiative aims to protect the valley's delicate ecosystem, which has faced increasing pressure since the opening of the Atal Tunnel in October 2020.

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Travel advisory: Heatwave alert in most parts of North India; places to avoid right now

A relentless heat wave persisted across large parts of the country for the seventh consecutive day on Thursday, with temperatures soaring to 48.8 degrees Celsius in Rajasthan's Barmer, marking the highest recorded temperature in the country so far this year.

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Dubai Tourism charts path for aggressive growth in Indian market

Dubai Tourism is aggressively targeting the Indian market with ambitious growth strategies and sustainable initiatives.

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Sardinia: The Mediterranean isle where hikers stay for free

An enticing new programme is seeking to transform a rugged corner of the Italian island into an outdoor lover's paradise.

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Domestic travel, tourism sector ready to capitalise on upcycle: IHCL MD

The Indian travel and tourism sector is well-positioned to capitalise on an upcycle, driven by factors, including the demand-supply gap, penetration opportunities in Tier II and Tier III markets and rebound in foreign tourist arrivals, according to Indian Hotels Company Ltd Managing Director and CEO Puneet Chhatwal.

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Singapore Airlines turbulence: SIA changes in-flight safety protocols, modifies route

Following a turbulence incident that killed one passenger and injured several others, Singapore Airlines has tweaked its in-flight safety protocols and flight routes, newswire Reuters reported on Friday.

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‘Invisible’ gold, worth $24 billion, discovered in Johannesburg’s mine dumps!

In a surprising development, a massive amount of invisible gold has been uncovered, reportedly worth $24 billion in Johannesburg. Steve Chingwaru, the researcher, who is behind this discovery, originally conceived an idea to understand this matter as a master’s thesis, and later got upgraded to a PhD due to its remarkable findings. He discovered the presence of approximately 420 tonnes of ‘invisible gold,’ valued at $24 billion, concealed within the mine dumps of the Witwatersrand Basin in Johannesburg.

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IMD issues ‘red alert’ for Kerala; warns of heavy rainfall and thunderstorms

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for heavy showers in Kerala. If reports are to go by, five districts in Kerala will also receive exceptionally heavy rainfall, which include Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta, Ernakulam, Kottayam, and Idukki.

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Sardinia: The Mediterranean isle where hikers stay for free

Sardinia: The Mediterranean isle where hikers stay for free

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IMD issues ‘red alert’ for Kerala; warns of heavy rainfall and thunderstorms

IMD issues ‘red alert’ for Kerala; warns of heavy rainfall and thunderstorms

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