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Check out the latest news and updates about the travel and tourism industry from around the world.
1. Egypt to Offer 5-Year Multiple Entry Visa
For the very first time, the country of Egypt will be offering a multiple-entry visa. As per the announcement made by Egypt’s Tourism Minister recently, this move was taken to boost tourism in the country which was highly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The 5-year multiple entry Egypt visa will be available for residents of 180 countries including India.
2. Vietjet offering 2 Million Free Flight Tickets
As a part of their recent promotion, Vietjet is offering 2 million economy flight tickets and 50% discount on business class tickets. The promotion is valid till April 4 and the travel period is open upto December 12. Now that Vietjet is taking care of your flight ticket to Vietnam, all you have to do now for your Vietnam vacay is book one of our Vietnam tour packages and get your Vietnam visa online, that’s it!
3. Anji Khad Bridge, India’s First Cable-Stayed Railway Bridge to be operational by May
The Anji Khad Bridge is set to be operational by the end of May and is expected to join the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of the India by train. A part of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla line, this 725m bridge which is held by 96 cables is situated at a height of 331m above the Anji River. It is India’s first cable-stayed railway bridge and is dubbed an engineering marvel.
4. Delhi Tourism Board starts Heritage Walks on 6 Circuits
In hopes to provide a fully immersive experience to the visitors, the Delhi Tourism Board has started offering guided Heritage Walks across 6 circuits in the city. Out of these six circuits, two are in Old Delhi, while Shahjahanabad, Qutub Minar, Mehrauli, and Hauz Khas have one each. The walks will be available on all days of the week from 6:30 am to 9:30 am.
5. Digiyatra now at Pune Airport
To ensure an enhanced passenger experience, Pune will soon have DigiYatra service at its airport. DigiYatra is currently available at Lal Bahadur Shashtri International Airport in Varanasi, Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru and Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. It is a contactless and paperless verification system that aids in hassle-free travel, faster mobility of passengers and increased security.
6. World’s Longest Bus Journey across 22 Countries to start in August
An initiative by the name of ‘Bus to London’ is set to hit the roads in August 2023 and is as exciting as it sounds. Crossing across 22 countries over a span of 2 months, it will be the Longest Best (Bus) Journey in the World. The ‘Bus to London’ will take its passengers from Istanbul to London through Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, Germany, and several other Eastern European countries.
7. Goa gets New Gulf Connections
India’s first international budget Airline – Air India Express, started operations on the new Goa – Dubai route from March 27. The airline will operate 4 weekly direct flights between both the regions. In addition to this airline update, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Gulf Air added Goa as its 9th Indian destination.
8. Air India Launches new Services to London Gatwick
Air India is currently undergoing a massive modernisation programme that will transform it into a world class premium airline. Under this program, India’s national air carrier launched services from Goa, Kochi, Ahmedabad, and Amritsar to London Gatwick. The services on these routes will operate 3 times a week along with an increase in the frequency of flights to Delhi and Mumbai from London Heathrow.
9. Other Airline Updates:
- Vistara starts direct flights between Mumbai and Mauritius which will operate 5 days a week.
- From March 30, direct flights from Indore to Sharjah and Dubai were introduced by Air India Express, connecting 1 of the major cities in Madhya Pradesh with 2 of the major Emirates of the UAE.
- With 7 weekly direct flights, Etihad Airways resumes its services to Kolkata.
- On March 25, Flybig signed an MoU with Assam Tourism Development Corporation to operate intra-state flights. These flights will operate on the Guwahati – Dibrugarh – Guwahati and Guwahati – Silchar – Guwahati routes daily.
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