Vistara suspends international flights till March end

Indian airline Vistara announced it will be temporarily suspending its international operations from March 20 to March 31. The airline has also temporarily adjusted its domestic capacity for the months of March and April 2020 in view of “reduced demand”, said a report. Customers booked on the affected flights will be fully refunded and the … Read more

Odisha hoteliers seek government help for badly hit tourism in the state; HRAO sends memorandum to CM

The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Odisha (HRAO), a body of private hotels, has sent a memorandum to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over seeking help in financial crisis faced by the hoteliers in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. “We have taken loans from banks. In the current situation, it seems difficult for us to … Read more

3.8 crore employees of Indian Tourism Industry likely to be unemployed as a result of COVID-19 : FAITH

As the tourism industry has taken a hit economically due to outbreak of Coronavirus, it is estimated that the Indian tourism industry is looking at pan India bankruptcies, closure of businesses and mass unemployment. It is estimated that as a result of this pandemic, Indian Tourism industry is looking at pan India bankruptcies, closure of businesses … Read more

OTOAI meets MoF in its ongoing endeavour to stop implementation of TCS

In an official statement released, The Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) said that the office bearers of the association met up with Kamlesh Varshney, Joint Secretary TPL, Ministry of Finance and explained the situation, both at present and one that will arise after TCS implementation, in detail.   Below is the release:   … Read more

ACI says support for the aviation industry must not discriminate

Airports Council International (ACI) World has today emphasized that the COVID-19 outbreak is a systemic crisis affecting the entire global aviation sector impacting particularly heavily on airports and airlines. The sector is in dire need of support to avoid collapse. ACI World Director General Angela Gittens – responding to a letter from SkyTeam CEO and … Read more

First ever Indore – Kishangarh flight commenced under UDAN

Under the UDAN scheme of Government of India, the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) recently flagged off the first-ever thrice-weekly flight from Indore (Madhya Pradesh) to Kishangarh (Ajmer, Rajasthan). In its constant endeavor to connect the unconnected regions, Ministry of Civil Aviation awarded the Indore-Kishangarh route during the UDAN 3 bidding process to Star Air. … Read more

INDIA SUSPENDS ALL TOURIST VISAS AND E-VISAS FOR TRAVELLERS

As the World Health Organisation declares coronavirus a pandemic, the Government of India has suspended all tourist visas and e-visas granted on or before March 11. All incoming visitors including Indian nationals are advised against non-essential travel. “All existing visas, except diplomatic, official, UN/international organizations, employment, project visas, stand suspended till 15th April 2020,” it … Read more

IMEX FRANKFURT CANCELLED

IMEX Frankfurt 2020, one of the world’s most important trade fairs in the meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) industry, has been cancelled. Organisers of the event released a statement stating that factors beyond their control have forced them to make this reluctant decision. The event was scheduled to take place from May 12-14 in … Read more