Check out the latest news and updates about the travel and tourism industry from around the world.

1. Paris’ Iconic Eiffel Tower looking to hike Ticket Prices significantly to spiral from Economic Strain

Paris Travel Guide- Picnic under Eiffel Tower
Picnic under the Eiffel tower

The topmost attraction in Paris Tour Packages, the iconic Eiffel Tower is making the headlines for hiking the ticket prices for visitors. This significant hike is likely to come into effect from 17th June. This staggering 20% hike has been greenlit by the Paris City Hall to recover from the ‘spiralling renovation expenses and the economic strain exacerbated by recent challenges.’

The new ticket prices are €35.50 for adults including the elevator ride, €17.70 for kids aged 14 to 12 and €8.90 for children below 11 years. While ticket prices for visiting the iconic Eiffel Tower are soaring, save money by booking cheap flights to Paris

2. Uttarakhand: Valley of Flowers to open for Visitors from 1st June 2024

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Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand

One can now enjoy the captivating expanse of the Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand as the valley is inviting trekkers from 1st June 2024. Trek lovers are all set to embark on the 3-day long, 17 km trek which is usually open till November. One can enjoy a floral gala of more than 300 flower species and hundreds of wildlife species. 

One can easily reach Chamoli District, where the trek base resides by Rishikesh (closest railway station) or Dehradun’s Jolly Grant Airport. Add the Valley of Flowers trek to your Uttarakhand Tour Packages for a serene nature escape. 

3. Georgia Entry Rules changed, Travel Health Insurance now mandatory for Visitors

In a recent announcement, Georgia has made changes to its visa-free travel policies. Travellers from 95 countries enjoying Georgia’s visa-free travel will now have to purchase travel health insurance before entering the country. The latest requirement for visa-exempt travellers from 1st June 2024 is to present proof of purchased health travel insurance. 

  • The insurance policy must cover at least €30,000 of medical costs, 
  • Must be valid for the entire stay period in Georgia regardless of stay validity
  • Present proof upon entry into Georgia
  • Documents must either be in Georgian, Russian or English
  • Recommended date of purchasing the travel insurance is 15 days before your travel date. 

Indian nationals are not eligible for Georgia visa-free entry but they are eligible for Georgia eVisa for Indians. 

4. Sikkim Travel Record 2024: Record Tourist Influx of 1.2 million Visitors by year-end

Zig-zag road of Zuluk, Sikkim
Zig-zag road of Zuluk, Sikkim

Statistics from the Tourism and Civil Aviation Department statistics reveal a record-breaking tourist influx of 290,401 tourists overall – 56,537 domestic visitors and 30,864 overseas guests up till 31st March 2024. Following the current growth rate, Sikkim is set to receive 1.2 million visitors by the end of 2024

The state’s vibrant culture and tapestry, diverse communities and rich heritage along with all-inclusive Sikkim Tour Packages as well as cheap hotels in Sikkim

5. Escaping the Indian Summers! Demand for Summer Travel in India sees a 40% year-on-year increase

With temperatures soaring all over India, Indian travellers all over geared up for their summer vacations. This has resulted in the travel and hospitality sector seeing a 40% year-on-year increase in summer travel providing buoyant demand noticeable by service providers. As per the travel business’s summer trends, there has been a 20% increase in family travel and a 10% growth in solo travel. Even flight bookings online and hotel bookings are seeing a surge as well. 

6. Goa Tourist Advisory: Released Circular warns Tourists and Locals about unsafe Goan Locations

Recently, Goa’s Tourism Minister Rohan Khaunte addressed tourists as well as locals visiting Goa to exercise caution while visiting the coastal state. The concern stems from tourists being inspired by Instagram influencers sharing their adventures to perilous spots and recklessly swimming in abandoned quarries. They do not assess the risk associated with these activities and this has led to fatalities due to lack of awareness. With these efforts, the Tourism Ministry is looking to mitigate the risks of potential danger and let visitors enjoy a pleasant coastal experience with Goa Tour Packages

7. France to Germany and 4 other Passports offering Visa-Free Access to 190+ Countries

Drawing details from the Henley Passport Index, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has indexed the top contenders that allow visa-free travel for its citizens to 190+ countries. 

The World’s Best Passport contenders offering visa-free access to 194 countries are:

  • Spain
  • Germany
  • Italy 
  • Japan
  • Singapore
  • Spain

8. Air India Express cancels more than 20 Flights between Oman and Kerala

Indian carrier Air India Express is cancelling its flight services between Muscat in Oman to Kozhikode, Kannur and Thiruvananthapuram in India. The airline cites operational reasons to cancel the flights from June 1-7. The airline has notified travel agents and passengers via circulars. 

9. Oman’s SalamAir to launch Services for Delhi Route from 2nd June

Oman’s latest airline, SalamAir has added a new destination- Delhi, India. Initially, the airline will operate twice-weekly flights, every Tuesday and Thursday to expand its growing network for those looking for cheap flight bookings

On this SalamAir CEO, Captain Ahmed Al Shidhani said, “We are thrilled to add Delhi to our growing list of destinations in India. Delhi is a city of great historical significance and economic vitality, making it an ideal addition to our network. We look forward to offering our passengers to and from the opportunity to explore this dynamic city, and we will remain committed to providing a high-quality travel experience at competitive prices.” 

10. Goa in India, Milan Internationally, AirBnB reveals India’s Favourite Summer Destinations in 2024

AirBnB’s summer travel bookings for this season reveal that Indians are looking to explore something more, something different than the traditional hotel stay experiences. AirBnB GM, Amanpreet Singh Bajaj said, “Indian travellers are embracing the spirit of exploration and discovery like never before. Domestically, they are opting for beach destinations and cultural hubs….Internationally, European countries….”

Top 5 Trending Domestic Destinations: 

  • Goa
  • Varkala
  • Varanasi
  • Delhi
  • Kochi

Top 5 Trending International Destinations: 

  • Milan
  • Amalfi
  • Tokyo
  • Rome
  • Frankfurt

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