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Thailand mulls resuming quarantine waiver for foreign visitors, ET TravelWorld News, ET TravelWorld

Thailand is considering bringing back a quarantine waiver for vaccinated visitors, its Health Minister said on Monday, as part of a proposed easing of some Covid-19 measures later this week. Thailand reopened to vaccinated foreign visitors in November to help a vital tourism industry that collapsed during nearly 18 months of strict entry policies. It […]

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Abu Dhabi makes booster dose mandatory for entry, ET TravelWorld News, ET TravelWorld

Following the rapid surge in new cases of Covid-19 and spread of Omicron variant, the Abu Dhabi city authorities have announced that showing proof of booster dose vaccination of an approved Covid-19 vaccine is mandatory to enter its borders. The UAE government’s health app earlier this week mentioned that people entering the capital city must […]

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Gujarat Tourism appoints Alok Kumar Pandey as Managing Director, ET TravelWorld News, ET TravelWorld

In a recent reshuffle, the Gujarat government had promoted and transferred nine IAS officers including changes at Gujarat Tourism and Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA). Jenu Devan, Managing Director of the Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Ltd (TGCL) has been promoted and appointed as the Superintendent of Stamps and Inspector General of Registration at Gandhinagar. He […]

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Ahmedabad airport to remain partially closed for 9 hours till May 31, ET TravelWorld News, ET TravelWorld

From January 17 onwards, a portion of the Ahmedabad Airport has been closed for scheduled runway re-carpeting work. Barring Sundays and public holidays the work will be carried out from 9 am-6 pm and as a result, the airport is scheduled to remain partially closed till May 31, 2022. Responding to tweets from passengers, the […]

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Oyo Hotels to target USD 9 billion valuation in IPO, ET TravelWorld News, ET TravelWorld

Oyo Hotels, the once hard-charging startup that struggled during the pandemic, is eyeing a valuation of about USD 9 billion in its initial public offering (IPO) after preliminary conversations with potential investors, according to people familiar with the matter. The SoftBank Group Corp-backed startup is expected to get the green light to proceed with the […]

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Indian Embassy in Saudi Arabia opens new permanent visa application centre in association with VFS Global, ET TravelWorld News, ET TravelWorld

The Embassy of India, Riyadh in Arabia has announced that it has opened a new permanent visa application centre Sakaka in collaboration with VFS Global. It further mentioned that the new centre greatly facilitate the Indians residing in Al Jouf region of the country. It will accept applications from Indian nationals for various consular services. […]