West Bengal  /  Published 24.10.19

Far from the madding crowd, not quite

Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee was mobbed even at the airport, from where he flew out early on Thursday, and finally took refuge in a lounge with restricted access.The Nobel laureate had to almost run to av...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

India  /  Published 23.10.19

Kashmir effect on tourists to Turkey

India has issued a travel advisory against visiting Turkey in view of the situation in the region following the Turkish offensive on Syria over the past fortnight, amid a growing strain in bilateral r...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 19.10.19

Solution to excess baggage in the age of costly flights

Sir — A passenger from the Philippines recently wore several layers of clothing to avoid paying excess baggage fee to the airline. Although she admits that this was intensely uncomfortable, it is ea...
By The Telegraph in

Education  /  Published 14.10.19

Swiss touch The hospitality sector is booming despite bad times elsewhere

The hospitality industry is the fastest growing in the world, second only to healthcare. It includes tourism, food and beverage, lodging, event planning, theme parks, transportation and cruiselines. I...
By Santana Fell in

Opinion  /  Published 13.10.19

Khol do: Saadat Hasan Manto

They are open. Did you hear that? They who had been shut down are now open. It has been so proclaimed to the public at large and has since become a fact known to all who care to keep themselves inform...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

West Bengal  /  Published 10.10.19

Slump shadow on festive travel

The economic slowdown seems to have affected festive travel plans of Calcuttans.Many Calcuttans who usually go on holiday outside the city during or after Durga Puja have preferred to stay home this f...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

India  /  Published 08.10.19

Loss that travel all-clear won’t heal

The government’s decision to lift the advisory to tourists against visiting the Kashmir Valley has not thrilled Gulzar Bhat, a boatman on the Dal Lake who earns a living by taking tourists to the in...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

Business  /  Published 08.10.19

Travel cover rule rejig

The insurance industry regulator has come out with new guidelines on travel insurance that makes it optional for travellers to buy policy coverage while booking a tour package online.“Insurers shall...
By Pinak Ghosh in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 28.09.19

Shutdown solidarity with Kashmir

Almost no communication. No business. Complete shutdown.These three factors are preventing travel agents of Calcutta from seeking refund from their counterparts in Kashmir and the hotels there even th...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

World  /  Published 23.09.19

World’s oldest travel firm collapses

Lewis and Amy Bromiley, a young couple from Manchester who got married in August, were about to set off for their dream honeymoon in the Maldives but have been now caught out by the overnight collapse...
By Amit Roy in London


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