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    India Tourism Mart to be held virtually on 18-20 February

    The post India Tourism Mart to be held virtually on 18-20 February appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. In a first, the India Tourism Mart 2021 will be held on a virtual platform with buyer-seller meetings slated from 18-20 February, the Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism & Hospitality (FAITH) has said. FAITH is the policy federation of all national associations representing the tourism, travel and hospitality industry of India. The first such buyer-seller meet undertaken by FAITH in 2015 was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Christened ‘Tourism Mart’ in 2018, the event is supported by the Ministry of Tourism and has emerged as a highly…

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    India extends ban on international flights till 28 February

    The post India extends ban on international flights till 28 February appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The Indian government has extended the ban on international commercial flights till 28 February, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said in a circular. Earlier, the ban on scheduled overseas flights was supposed to end on 31 January after a ten-month gap. Dedicated cargo flights and those specifically allowed by the civil aviation regulator such as flights under the bilateral air bubble pacts with select countries will continue to operate, the civil aviation watchdog said. A bilateral air bubble is a mechanism to resume flights between India and other…

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    Prolonged travel restrictions during February half-term spells trouble for Europe’s ski resorts

    The post Prolonged travel restrictions during February half-term spells trouble for Europe’s ski resorts appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Prolonged travel restrictions could be the final nail in the coffin for resort operators in some European ski resorts as they depend solely on the winter season to survive. Even though snow coverage may not be at its prime towards the end of the season in mid-February, the February school half-term is an important income source as families seek to get away while children are not in school, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Rheanna Norris, associate analyst at GlobalData, comments: “In-resort travel operators will…

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    Australia’s vaccine rollout to start on 22 February

    The post Australia’s vaccine rollout to start on 22 February appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The first batch of Pfizer vaccine has arrived in Australia and the vaccination process will begin on 22 February. “The eagle has landed,” health minister Greg Hunt declared. 142,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have arrived on Monday. From the shipment, 62,000 doses will be set aside to serve as second doses in the event of supply interruptions. Of the remaining 80,000 doses, 30,000 will be allotted to the federal government in aged care, the remaining 50,000 will be for those working in hotel quarantine and other frontline workers. Here are…