Travel

California OKs reopening ball parks and Disneyland


California has cleared a path for fans to hit the stands at opening day baseball games and return to Disneyland nearly a year after coronavirus restrictions shuttered major entertainment spots. The state relaxed guidelines for reopening outdoor venues. Covid-19 infection rates, hospitalizations and deaths have plunged, and vaccination rates are rising. New rules allow concert...

Covid-19 travel insurance becoming a vacation staple

Post Date: March 10, 2021

Covid-19 insurance policies are increasingly joining passports and sunscreen as vacation staples, creating opportunities for insurers as more countries require mandatory coverage in case visitors fall ill from the coronavirus. Airline bookings are on the rise in some regions, driving cautious hopes of a revival in summer traffic, but also raising fears among tourist destinations...

Celebratory ‘vaxications’ are giving the travel industry a lifeline


Pent-up demand and a surplus of spending money have itchy travelers eager to check off their bucket lists. Josephine Darwin, 65, marked March 3 on her calendar with the importance of a golden anniversary and planned to celebrate it with similar gusto. On that date, she and her husband, John, 67, would officially be immune—or as near...

POST-PANDEMIC TRAVEL REIMAGINED


No-gloom, top travel trends for 2021 predicted by Globetrender The world is changing on a daily basis and the travel industry is suffering enormously – the World Travel & Tourism Council fears that 174 million jobs in the sector could be lost by the end of 2020. It’s important to be optimistic, though, and to...

outdoors travel

Top trends fueling travelers’wanderlust post lockdown


As communities around the world slowly begin to open their doors, the idea of future travel is beginning to inspire everyone who has been home sheltering.  From cozy mountain cabins to beat the summer, poolside respites to cool off the heat wave, it's the outdoors which is calling out to everyone. People have spent months cocooned at home, and despite the...

Samosa sails smoothly around globe


by Suchitra Srinivas Among Italian pizza and Lasagna, Chinese noodles, Mexican burritos, French soup and toast, the Indian samosa has become a popular choice at parties. Mind you, these are not merely Indian gatherings we are talking about but the American and multiethnic parties which have earmarked a special place for the samosas. If there is...

‘Why are you going to India?’


Diary of four weeks spent in Punjab, Himachal and Delhi. By Parveen Chopra ‘Why are you going to India?’ my son asked, and I had no suitable answer that would have satisfied him. There was no special occasion – marriage or death in the family, or sale of property to justify an almost 4-week trip. I...

Beautiful homes for making vacation memories


Whether you’re actively planning a trip or just browsing for vacation inspiration, check out these pads which can be lucky to call home for a few days. Airbnb.com has released a list of its most wish-listed homes of the past decade. Exception Property with Private Beach, Santa Catarina, Brazil Wish Listed 275,862 times Year : 2019 To those...

CHENNAI: The Gateway to the South


By Shona Adhikari Chennai/Madras is less than 400 years old, but gives the appearance of having been around much longer. The British reached the area fairly early in their occupation of India. This is about Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu, the gateway to the southern part of India. Like other cities in India, Chennai too...