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Cruise ships quarantined over coronavirus – in pictures

Thousands of passengers and crew on two cruise ships in Asian waters have been placed in quarantine after cases of coronavirus were confirmed onboard. About 3,700 people are facing at least two weeks locked away on the Diamond Princess cruise liner anchored off Japan, while 1,800 passengers and crew are

Bhutan to impose fee of Rs 1,200 per day on Indian tourists

Visiting Bhutan could become more expensive for Indian tourists as Bhutan's Lower House has passed a legislation that makes it mandatory for visitors from India, Bangladesh and Maldives to pay a fee of Rs 1,200 per day for "sustainable development" starting July 2020. This legislation was passed on February 3,

Azerbaijan celebrates 66.8% increase in tourists from India in 2019

Azerbaijan Tourism Board (ATB) witnessed an exceptional year of growth in tourism across the capital city of Baku and other key regions of Azerbaijan, with Indian visitor numbers up by 66.8%. This achievement comes just over a year after ATB unveiled the “Take Another Look” campaign in India in 2018.   Other markets

Japan quarantines 3,700 on cruise ship over new coronavirus

Japan has quarantined a cruise ship carrying 3,700 passengers and crew members and was testing them for the new coronavirus Tuesday after a passenger who departed in Hong Kong tested positive for the virus. Television footage showed images of several quarantine officers entering the Diamond Princess cruise ship at the port

JNTO launches “Your Japan 2020” campaign

In a strategic move to entice the Indian outbound travellers, Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) is kickstarting the year with a brand new “Your Japan 2020” campaign. The new campaign aims to provide special experiences and great offers to the Indian travellers on an unprecedented scale. As 2020 also marks the

South Australia launches ‘#BookThemOut’ Campaign

Kangaroo Island businesses have taken a multi-million dollar hit as the tourism industry deals with thousands of travel plan cancellations over the past week. With an aim to bring back tourism in the region, South Australian the state government has launched its “Book Them Out” campaign to encourage travellers to

Top 10 must-do experiences in Ayutthaya

When somebody says Thailand, the top cities we think of are Bangkok, Pattaya and Phuket. But with increase in repeat travellers from India, more and more cities and regions are being explored. Ayutthaya is one such city which is slowly gaining popularity among travellers. Once considered as the most beautiful city