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    As Maldives wins UN General Assembly election by big margin, India expects close cooperation

    Sources say Maldives Foreign Minister Abdullah Shahid in discussions to bring in Indian diplomat as Chef de Cabinet In a first for the Maldives, Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid was elected the President of the United Nations General Assembly for 2021-22, winning 143 votes or nearly three fourths of the 191 countries that voted in the annual election, while his rival, former Afghanistan Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul won 48. Mr. Shahid’s win was welcomed in particular in New Delhi, where Indian diplomats had been active behind the scenes in helping the Maldives canvass for him, after Maldives announced its candidate for the 76th General Assembly Presidency a year ago. Sources confirmed…

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    UAE extends flight ban to India

    The post UAE extends flight ban to India appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Travellers from major south Asian countries, including India may have to wait till they can travel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), after the Gulf nation extended the ban on international flights from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The restrictions from these countries are applicable on all types of visas, which means even expats on business visa hoping to return to the UAE would have to wait. The UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority had banned inbound flights from India to Dubai on 24 April, when the deadly second wave of the virus…

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    Technology key for reviving domestic tourism in India, says tourism minister

    The post Technology key for reviving domestic tourism in India, says tourism minister appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. A delegation of the founding members of the Confederation of Hospitality, Technology and Tourism Industry (CHATT) recently met with G Kishan Reddy, minister for tourism and culture and offered their strong support to the Ministry’s work to revive tourism as the country opens up and travel and tourism picks up. The delegation apprised the tourism minister about how CHATT can play an important role in making the tourism ecosystem more robust and resilient through digital interventions. He evinced strong interest in the use of technology and innovation to…

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    Airlines in India will bounce back to 80% pre-Covid capacity this year, predicts Morgan Stanley

    The post Airlines in India will bounce back to 80% pre-Covid capacity this year, predicts Morgan Stanley appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Indian aviation industry will bounce back to 80% of pre-Covid capacity during October-December 2021 period as about 9.2 crore domestic passengers are expected to take to the skies during financial year (FY22) and 14.4 crore during FY23. This was revealed by Morgan Stanley Research in its recent report on the aviation sector. “Overall, we estimate 9.2 crore domestic passengers in India in FY22 against 14.1 crore in FY20,” the report said, assuming that there is no further impact from the pandemic. Air traffic picked…

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    7 Interesting Things to do in Maldives as it Opens For Travellers From India

    Male: Starting from today, travellers from South Asian countries including India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will be allowed to travel to the Maldives. However, please note that tourists traveling from South Asian countries are not permitted to check-in or stay at tourist facilities in inhabited islands until 30th July 2021.Also Read – India to Resume Direct Flights With Canada? Check Details Here The popular destination that Maldives is, here we have compiled some of the interesting things you can do at the island nation. Check them out. Also Read – Goa Travel Update: Fully Vaccinated Tourists Need to Carry COVID Negative Certificate While in Maldives, visit…