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Barcelona to scrap tourist apartment rentals by 2028

Published on Jun 22, 2024 04:44 PM IST

Top tourist destination Barcelona plans to shut all holiday apartments by 2028, aims to become Airbnb-free zone by 2029

Barcelona to ban tourist apartment rentals by 2028 to curb housing crisis (Photo by Jonas Martiny/DW)
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Barcelona

Whale-watching cruises take off Rio de Janeiro coast, begin captivating tourists

The tourism agency of Niteroi, Rio's sister city across the Guanabara Bay, launches a whale-watching program for tourists to closely observe the mammoth mammals

 A humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) jumps at the coast of Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil. From Antarctica to Brazil: Humpback whale-watching draw tourists to Rio de Janeiro (Photo by MAURO PIMENTEL / AFP)
Published on Jun 22, 2024 04:22 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Rio De Janeiro

From Japan to Malaysia: Top summer destinations for Chinese tourists in 2024

Japan and Thailand top Chinese tourists' summer destination choices, focusing on value and convenience.

Increased demand for overseas travel among Chinese tourists signals rebound in tourism industry.(Unsplash)
Updated on Jun 22, 2024 12:27 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri

US travel alert: Amtrak trains, NJ Transit stopped again by power issue

Power issues halt Amtrak and New Jersey Transit services between New Haven and Philadelphia, second disruption this week

US travel alert: Amtrak trains stopped again between New Haven, Philadelphia and New Jersey due to power malfunction (Photographer: Yuki Iwamura/Bloomberg)
Published on Jun 21, 2024 03:29 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

China, Australia to issue 5-year visas to citizens for tourism, business

New era of travel: China and Australia to offer up to 5-year multiple-entry visas starting Friday

China, Australia announce 5-year multiple-entry visas for tourists and business travellers (AP Photo/Ariel Ley)
Published on Jun 21, 2024 03:11 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Beijing

Best Safari travel bags for your upcoming adventures: Top 9 options

Discover the top 9 Safari travel bags with wheels, perfect for men and women. Compare prices, read reviews, and find the best one for your needs.

Check out the best Safari travel bags for your next expedition.
Published on Jun 21, 2024 10:30 AM IST
ByAffiliate Desk

Barot, Shoja, Karol Valley: If you can’t beat the Chandigarh heat, escape it

Here are hand-picked travel destinations accessible within six hours of drive from Chandigarh where mercury won’t play spoilsport

An ancient structure standing tall in the heart of Shangarh village(Adobe Stock)
Published on Jun 20, 2024 06:36 PM IST
ByAkshi Sharma

Greece and Turkey travel alert: Summer wildfires plague Athens, Turkey villages

Travelling to Athens? Watch out as Greece and Turkey battle summer wildfires; evacuations ordered, arson suspected

Firefighters and volunteers try to tackle a wildfire burning near the village of Resta on the island of Chios, Greece. Greece and Turkey travel alert: Summer wildfires plague Athens outskirts, Turkey villages; evacuations ordered (Photo by REUTERS/Konstantinos Anagnostou)
Published on Jun 20, 2024 09:42 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Athens, Greece

Travelling to Assam? Visit Guwahati as it gears up to host Rongali festival

The 8th edition of the Rongali festival will be held from June 21 to 23 at Guwahati, uniting Assam’s tribes, culture and creativity in a grand celebration

Girls from the Garo tribe perform a traditional Wangala dance during the Rongali Bihu festival, organised by All Assam Students Union in Guwahati, capital of the north eastern state of Assam, India. Travelling to Assam? Visit Guwahati as it gears up to host 8th Edition of Rongali festival (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Published on Jun 20, 2024 09:14 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Guwahati (assam) [india]

Taiwan proposes visa-on-arrival for Indian citizens to boost tourism

In a promising development for Indian travellers, Taiwan is actively considering implementing a visa-on-arrival (VoA) policy for Indian citizens.

Deputy Foreign Minister Tien Chung-kwang highlighted this potential policy change, citing India's significant outbound travel and the benefits of easing visa procedures.(Pixabay)
Published on Jun 19, 2024 05:56 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Taipei

Japan’s flood of tourists prompts call to charge foreigners more

Overcrowding and poor behaviour by tourists has led to a call to look for ways to control the visitor flow, including by charging higher prices for foreigners.

A tourist rides a horse near the Fuji Subaru Line 5th station, which leads to the popular Yoshida trail for hikers climbing Mount Fuji, ahead of its reopening for the season at Narusawa, Yamanashi Prefecture. (AFP)
Published on Jun 19, 2024 02:12 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, New Delhi

Buddha's birthplace Lumbini throngs with tourists again after pandemic hiatus

The UNESCO World Heritage Site, nestled in the Southern Plains of Nepal, is gradually regaining its allure as religious tourism returns.

Lumbini welcomed approximately 70,000 Indian tourists in the first quarter of this year. (Pexels)
Updated on Jun 18, 2024 02:25 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Bhairahawa

How home swapping became the trendy alternative to Airbnb

Long seen as a budget-friendly hack, home swapping is getting a high-end twist with luxurious accommodations that cost far less than hotels and home rentals.

Offering your home in exchange for a stay at?someone else’s place is far from a new concept, but?this oft-forgotten segment of the travel industry is booming amid high inflation.
Updated on Jun 17, 2024 03:28 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, New Delhi

Tourist footfall reaches 1 crore in Goa; visitors flock in monsoon: Minister

The tourist footfall in Goa has reached the one crore mark and visitors are flocking there in the monsoon season, tourism minister said.

The official tourist season ends in Goa in June with the onset of monsoon and resumes in September.
Published on Jun 16, 2024 06:03 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Panaji

Visiting Hawaii's famous beaches? Here are tips to keep in mind

Honolulu Police and Visitor Aloha Society advise beachgoers to not bring valuables to the beach and instead leave them at their accommodations.

Honolulu police data show a decrease in theft cases, but still urge visitors to take proactive measures to prevent theft.(Pixabay)
Published on Jun 16, 2024 12:51 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Honolulu

Singapore: Sentosa’s Tanjong, Palawan, Siloso beaches closed after oil spill

Singapore's Sentosa beaches are popular tourist destination that host a casino, Southeast Asia's only Universal Studios attraction and luxury waterfront homes

People walk next to an oil slick at Tanjong Beach on Sentosa, Singapore June 15, 2024. Singapore travel alert: Sentosa’s Tanjong, Palawan, Siloso beaches closed after oil spill (REUTERS/Edgar Su)
Published on Jun 15, 2024 03:38 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Biblical cicada swarms draw tourists to nature lover's dream in heart of America

From cicadas to solar eclipses, America seems to be experiencing the Year of Natural Wonders. Check out this travel guide to bug tourism hotspots in the USA

An adult periodical cicada, just after shedding its nymphal skin, climbs over other nymphal shells at the base of a tree on Friday, May 17, 2024, in Charleston, Illinois. Bug tourism in USA: Biblical cicada swarms draw tourists to nature lover's dream in heart of America (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Published on Jun 15, 2024 02:38 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Riverwoods, Illinois

Hajj 2024: Pilgrims converge at Mount Arafat for day of intense worship

As Muslims worldwide embark on the annual Hajj pilgrimage, Mount Arafat stands as a sacred symbol of unity and reflection.

Muslim pilgrims pray on the rocky hill known as the Mountain of Mercy, on the Plain of Arafat, during the annual Hajj pilgrimage, near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. A spiritual highlight of Hajj for many is the standing on the plain of Arafat, where pilgrims praise God, plead for his forgiveness and make supplications. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
Published on Jun 15, 2024 09:49 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Saudi Arabia

Celestial tourism spike leads Finnair to add midnight sun flights to Bod?

Sky gazers rejoice: Finnair airline adds Helsinki to Bod? flights for tourists to discover Norway’s midnight sun where the sun never sets in the summertime

Celestial tourism spike leads Finnair to add midnight sun flights from Helsinki to Bod? (Photo by Twitter/elusive_moose)
Published on Jun 14, 2024 04:58 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Let Manushi Chillar's Tuscan vacation inspire your next Italian holiday

Here are the places in Tuscany that you need to visit if you wish to ace the Instagram game like Manushi Chillar.

Manushi Chillar has shared postcards from Tuscany.
Published on Jun 14, 2024 04:55 PM IST

Tourism surge expected in Germany with Euro 2024 Football Championship

Tourism boom: Germany anticipates €1 billion windfall from foreign tourists travelling to the country for Euro 2024 Football Championship

Two men play bagpipes at the 'Marienplatz' square before a Group A match between Germany and Scotland at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Friday, June 14, 2024. Tourism surge expected in Germany with Euro 2024 Football Championship (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Published on Jun 14, 2024 04:31 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Vivienne Westwood's clothes and jewels headed for auction

More than 200 lots are being offered in the two-part "Vivienne Westwood: The Personal Collection" auction, made up of a live sale on June 25.

Gallery assistants adjust a gown from Vivienne Westwood's 'Dressed To Scale Collection' A/W 1998/99, estimated to sell for UK?5,000 - UK?8,000, during a preview at Christie's auction house in London. (AP)
Published on Jun 14, 2024 02:34 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, London

Bangkok to Beijing by train: Thailand expands rail network for epic train trip

Train travel between Bangkok and Beijing is inching closer as Thailand prepares to expand its rail network.

Bangkok to Beijing by train: Thailand expands rail network for epic train trip (File Photo/Photographer: Valeria Mongelli/Bloomberg)
Published on Jun 13, 2024 04:24 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Bhopal to Indore in 55 minutes: Madhya Pradesh's new flights links major cities

In a bid to boost tourism, Madhya Pradesh unveils new intra-state air service with 50% discount on fares for first 30 days

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Mohan Yadav flags off PM Shri Paryatan Vayu Seva to improve air connectivity in the state, at Raja Bhoj airport in Bhopal on Thursday. Bhopal to Indore in 55 minutes: Madhya Pradesh's new intra-state air service links major cities, 50% discount on fares (ANI Photo/Sanjeev Gupta)
Published on Jun 13, 2024 04:02 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Bhopal

Thailand is already seeing signs of a White Lotus travel bump

The third season of the hit show, which is set in the Southeast Asian country, has yet to announce a premiere date—but tourists are already making plans.

People relax on the Lamai beach on Koh Samui island in the southern Thai province of Surat Thani. (AFP)
Published on Jun 13, 2024 10:20 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, New Delhi

Paris: Tourists evacuated from Palace of Versailles amid smoke sighting

Tourists evacuated as smoke rises from Palace of Versailles roof work in Paris, firefighters quickly contain the incident

Paris: Tourists evacuated from Palace of Versailles amid smoke from renovation work (Screengrab from Twitter/bloombergblower)
Published on Jun 12, 2024 06:01 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Paris

Athens Acropolis, most visited tourist site in Greece, closes amid heatwaves

Tourist site Athens Acropolis closes as first heatwave of the year in Greece, regularly hit by searing summer temperatures, is due to peak

A view of the Parthenon temple as the Acropolis hill archaeological site is closed to visitors due to a heatwave hitting Athens, Greece, June 12, 2024 (REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis)
Published on Jun 12, 2024 04:48 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Pick the right cabin luggage for your airport transit: A complete guide

Has the wanderlust bug bit you enough that you find yourself at airports a lot? Here is a guide on how to pick the perfect cabin luggage for your needs.

Transit luggage can be the best way to make your travel smoother than it is. Find out in-depth about the different types.(Pexels)
Published on Jun 12, 2024 08:30 AM IST
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