Tourism Ministry has not ordered closure of all hotels till October 15

There is a message in circulation claiming that hotels and restaurants will remain closed until October 15 2020. A circular that is being attributed to the Ministry of Tourism says hotels, restaurants and resorts all over India will remain closed until October 15 2020 due to coronavirus disease spread all over the world. And most
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Indian Ministry of Tourism has launched portal www.strandedinindia.com with a view to identify, assist and facilitate foreign tourists who are stranded in various parts of India due to the lockdown situation necessitated by the COVID19 global pandemic. Such tourists would need to log on to the portal, provide some basic contact information and narrate the
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The coronavirus pandemic would have a debilitating impact on India’s tourism sector with the industry estimating an overall loss of Rs 5 lakh crore and job cuts for 4-5 crore people. Of the total losses, the organised sector in the industry — branded hotels, tour operators, travel agencies which are the mainstay of the sector
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In an attempt to extend support to the foreign tourists who are stranded in India, Indian Ministry of Tourism has come up with a portal to disseminate information regarding the services that can be availed by foreign tourists who are stuck far away from their homeland. The portal is titled ‘Stranded in India’ and aims
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The novel coronavirus outbreak has spread to over 170 countries and claimed more than 14,000 lives. People across the world are practicing social distancing and staying inside their homes to contain the spread. This global outbreak has put a halt to travel plans, and stealing a vacation is nothing less than a far distant dream
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Airbnb said on Monday it was allocating USD 250 million to help offset losses by hosts around the world whose guests have cancelled bookings in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. The aid, which will pay hosts 25% of their normal cancellation fees, is being offered globally except for China, the company said in a
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More than 1,000 elephants face starvation in Thailand because the coronavirus crisis has slashed revenue from tourism, conservationists say. An almost total absence of visitors means that many caretakers are struggling to afford food for Thailand’s 4,000 captive elephants. The animals can eat up to 200kg (440lb) of food a day. Thailand reported 127 new
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Before the coronavirus pandemic besieged Europe, Kike Sarasola worried about whether he was building enough hotels to capitalize on the region’s long-running tourism boom. Such concerns have disappeared, along with the tourists. The only guests at three of his six boutique hotels in Madrid are doctors and nurses fighting the deadly disease. The transformation of Sarasola’s Room
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The drop in arrivals will lead to an estimated loss of $300-450 billion in international tourism receipts, almost one third of the $1.5 trillion generated in 2019, the Madrid-based UN body said in a statement. The number of international tourist arrivals will fall by 20-30 percent in 2020 due to the novel coronavirus, putting millions
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Denpasar Hundreds of European tourists stranded in Bali were evacuated from the Indonesian holiday island on Saturday after their flights were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. British authorities booked seats on two commercial flights to London for hundreds of citizens, while Germany has chartered six flights from Denpasar to Frankfurt since Friday. “I am
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