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Hotels, travel aggregators start refunding GST

For bookings made till September 30 for stay in October onwards Sridhar (name changed) got a pleasant surprise on Monday morning when he got a message from an online travel aggregator regarding a booking for Varanasi hotel made in September for stay in November. “This is an important update regarding your upcoming hotel stay at […]

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IRDAI cracks down on misselling of travel insurance via online ticket booking portals, imposes curbs

In order to curb mis-selling of travel insurance through online ticket booking portals and apps, IRDAI has directed insurers to ensure that the travel insurance coverage option is not pre-selected as a default option on any ticket booking portal at the time of buying tickets online and also that travel insurance cannot be bought along with tickets bought 90 days before date of […]

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Traveling To Greece For Less Than $1,500 Can Be Easy With These 7 Tips

Ever since I watched The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 when it first came out in 2008, going on an adventure to Greece has been on my bucket list. I’ve wanted to see the blue domes of Santorini, the towering columns of Acropolis, and the sandy beaches of Mykonos in person. This year, I saved up […]

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Travel with pride?

With welcoming mindsets, being ‘out’ and about is far safer for the LGBTQ+ community. A same-sex couple walking together, holding hands, effortlessly showing their affection for one another, isn’t as easy as you think but nearly a year after the Supreme Court’s historic judgment reading down Section 377, several doors and opportunities have opened for […]

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Optus unveils AU$30 travel SIM for Australia with 60GB

Optus has launched a new AU$30 prepaid travel SIM for visitors to Australia, available from certain stores located in Australia’s airports. The SIM comes with unlimited standard talk and text across Australia, 60GB of data, and unlimited standard international calls to Canada, mainland China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, […]

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8 Entrepreneurs And Their Startups That Are Shaping Travel Tech

The economic shift towards collaborative consumption is transforming multiple industries, with travel being the vertical that is perhaps most profoundly affected. In 2018 alone, the short-term rental market alone was valued at $169 billion, driving the booming sharing economy forward and acting as a catalyst to an influx of travel technology solutions being introduced into the market –from […]

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India issues travel advisory for people travelling to Hong Kong, airlines follow

New Delhi: A day after flight operations were disrupted at Hong Kong’s international airport, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) today issued an advisory to its citizens for travelling to Hong Kong. ANI quoted MEA in a statement as saying, “While operations are likely to resume on August 13, however, flights are likely to continue to be […]

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Google Travel adds flight price notifications and a limited-time flight price guarantee

Google is building out its travel product with more features to convince you to use it to book flights and plan trips directly, instead of having to go anywhere else. The company is adding more sophisticated pricing features, including historical price comparison for specific itineraries — and notifications about when a price is likely to […]

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Five Amazing Ways To Save On Luxury Travel

ST LUCIA, SAINT LUCIA – APRIL 23: Dancing with The Stars champions and newlyweds Val Chmerkovskiy and Jenna Johnson spend their honeymoon at the luxurious Sandals Grande St. Lucian resort on April 23, 2019 in St Lucia, Saint Lucia. If you are on GETTY IMAGES FOR SANDALS Many of you love to travel. Some of you […]

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Cheap Travel: How To Afford The World’s Best Bucket List Trips

Is Italy’s Amalfi Coast on your bucket list? Here’s how to afford it, as well as some of the other best places in the world. PHOTO COURTESY OF BECCA INGLE What’s on your travel bucket list? It’s safe to say that it’s probably not the cheapest vacation on the planet, since there’s something about the words […]