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COVID-19 lockdowns affecting efforts to deal with seasonal outbreaks of dengue worldwide
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COVID-19 lockdowns affecting efforts to deal with seasonal outbreaks of dengue worldwide

The WHO says 2019 was the worst year on record for dengue cases, with every region affected, some countries were hit for the first time.

With Bandra Neighbourhood Project, Ansoo Gupta records pockets of history in the 'Queen of the Suburbs'
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With Bandra Neighbourhood Project, Ansoo Gupta records pockets of history in the 'Queen of the Suburbs'

As part of the Bandra Neighbourhood Project, Ansoo Gupta has been photographing bungalows and other sites, recording the history of the area.

For Himalayan trekkers, a lost summer: Amid coronavirus crisis, mountains' solace too is forfeit
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For Himalayan trekkers, a lost summer: Amid coronavirus crisis, mountains' solace too is forfeit

From our #SummerWithout series | 'Once, I introspected over why one leaves behind urban comforts to trek along these routes in the biting cold. I realise now as I miss out on 2020’s climb that the answer is quite simple: The mountains are addictive, as is journeying through them.'

Singapore to set up 'travel bubbles' with countries where COVID-19 is under control; cases reach 33,860
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Singapore to set up 'travel bubbles' with countries where COVID-19 is under control; cases reach 33,860

Singapore is planning to establish "travel bubbles" with countries where coronavirus is under control, authorities said as the city-state on Friday reported 611 new COVID-19 cases

COVID-19 Impact: India facing worst recession since Independence; economy to shrink by 5% in current fiscal, says CRISIL
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COVID-19 Impact: India facing worst recession since Independence; economy to shrink by 5% in current fiscal, says CRISIL

In the past 69 years, India has seen a recession only thrice - as per available data - in fiscals 1958, 1966 and 1980. The reason was the same each time - a monsoon shock that hit agriculture, then a sizeable part of the economy.

Nearly half of travel, tourism firms staring at complete shutdown risk in next 3-6 months; resumption of flights revive hopes: Report
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Nearly half of travel, tourism firms staring at complete shutdown risk in next 3-6 months; resumption of flights revive hopes: Report

The report said that 81 percent travel and tourism companies have lost their revenue up to 100 percent while 15 percent of the companies have witnessed it slide up to 75 percent.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Domestic aviation industry to crash-land this fiscal with Rs 24,000-25,000 cr revenue loss, says CRISIL
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Domestic aviation industry to crash-land this fiscal with Rs 24,000-25,000 cr revenue loss, says CRISIL

The domestic aviation industry, which has been severely hit by the coronavirus outbreak and the subsequent lockdown, is expected to crash-land this fiscal with a massive revenue loss of Rs 24,000-25,000 crore, a Crisil report said on Thursday

Coronavirus Outlook: Hotel industry mulls pay cuts, reducing manpower to tide over lockdown woes
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Coronavirus Outlook: Hotel industry mulls pay cuts, reducing manpower to tide over lockdown woes

The hospitality industry has taken up various measures to overcome the impact due to lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus which include pay cuts, use of short staff besides engaging in partial operation, officials said

Coronavirus Outbreak: Hotel industry revenue likely to fall by Rs 90,000 cr in 2020 due to pandemic, says report
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Hotel industry revenue likely to fall by Rs 90,000 cr in 2020 due to pandemic, says report

India's hotel industry is estimated to face a whopping business loss of Rs 90,000 crore during this calendar year, as all hotels are closed due to nationwide lockdown to control coronavirus disease, according to a report by HVS and Anarock

Coronavirus Outbreak: India’s tourism sector may lose Rs 5 lakh cr revenue, 4-5 cr jobs could be cut
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Coronavirus Outbreak: India’s tourism sector may lose Rs 5 lakh cr revenue, 4-5 cr jobs could be cut

The coronavirus pandemic would have a debilitating impact on India's tourism sector with the industry estimating an overall loss of Rs 5 lakh crore and job cuts for 4-5 crore people

Coronavirus Outbreak: ICRA downgrades Indian hospitality sector from stable to negative outlook; hotel occupancy falls over 40%
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Coronavirus Outbreak: ICRA downgrades Indian hospitality sector from stable to negative outlook; hotel occupancy falls over 40%

ICRA expects the travel and tourism industry to witness one of the longest tail periods of impact, potentially running into multiple quarters, following the COVID-19 wave.

Domestic travel, airline hubs latest hit as coronavirus curbs tighten; global capacity to fall by 25-35% this year
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Domestic travel, airline hubs latest hit as coronavirus curbs tighten; global capacity to fall by 25-35% this year

Australia’s largest airport operator, Sydney Airport Holdings Pty Ltd, wants to cut capital spending from a forecast A$350 million to A$450 million ($200 to $257 million), so as to focus only on critical projects, it said on Monday.

Coronavirus outbreak: Travel restrictions impact on domestic tourism may be limited as long as current ban does not prolong
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Coronavirus outbreak: Travel restrictions impact on domestic tourism may be limited as long as current ban does not prolong

With the government imposing travel restrictions, and state governments adopting preventive measures to checked the spread of virus, the tourism sector hopes the coronavirus outbreak is contained soon

Truck De India: Rajat Ubhaykar on traversing highways across the country, and the fascinating, complex lives of Indian truckers
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Truck De India: Rajat Ubhaykar on traversing highways across the country, and the fascinating, complex lives of Indian truckers

Rajat Ubhaykar geared up to take on the snaking network of highways while at the mercy of the generosity of truckers, all in a bid to know their lives better. It’s an experience that he intricately captures in his first book, Truck de India.

MakeMyTrip looks to add over 10,000 alternative accommodations in India in 2020
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MakeMyTrip looks to add over 10,000 alternative accommodations in India in 2020

Online travel firm MakeMyTrip is looking to add over 10,000 alternative accommodation properties in India in 2020, with the company expecting to achieve double-digit growth in the segment during the period

In Mexico, a riotous celebration of food, drink, sport, culture — and death
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In Mexico, a riotous celebration of food, drink, sport, culture — and death

The idea of Mexico comes with certain stock images — tacos and guacamole; a wild night out fuelled by tequila; the ancient Aztec pyramids — accumulated over the years from media and pop culture

World Tourism Day: All you need to know about why the day is celebrated and theme of 2019
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World Tourism Day: All you need to know about why the day is celebrated and theme of 2019

World Tourism Day is celebrated every year by the United Nations World Tourism Organization since 1980 on 27 September.

India moves up 6 places to 34th rank on world travel and tourism competitiveness index: WEF report
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India moves up 6 places to 34th rank on world travel and tourism competitiveness index: WEF report

India has moved up six places to rank 34th on world travel and tourism competitiveness index, driven by rich natural and cultural resources and strong price competitiveness, a WEF report said on Wednesday

Caravan Chronicles: In Sikkim's Okhrey, lessons in making rhododendron wine and taking life as it comes
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Caravan Chronicles: In Sikkim's Okhrey, lessons in making rhododendron wine and taking life as it comes

Ankita Kumar and Sharanya Iyer, the duo who make up Caravan Chronicles, learn to pick rhododendron flowers and turn them into wine in Sikkim's Okhrey, during their second week in the state