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New York/NITN: After months of lockdowns, countries are cautiously starting to ease travel restrictions put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19, according to research published Monday by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili, stressed "the need for vigilance, responsibility and international cooperation as the world slowly opens up again." more
Sarovar Hotels and Resorts implements touchless service and other protocols for post pandemic opening

New Delhi/NITN: As restrictions imposed to contain th COVID-19 pandemic are being gradually relaxed, the Indian hospitality industry is getting ready to implement hygiene protocols to ens ...

India records over 5000 COVID-19 cases on a single day, death toll now stands at 3029

New Delhi/NITN: Over 5000 fresh COVID-19 cases were reported in India on Sunday as the total number of infected people in the country now stands at 96,169, as per data released by the Min ...

Zimbabwe's COVID-19 cases climb to 46

Harare/Xinhua/UNI:  Zimbabwe's COVID-19 cases have risen to 46 after two confirmed cases were reported in Harare on Sunday.

Iran reports 2,294 new COVID-19 cases, 122,492 in total

Tehran/Xinhua/UNI: The Iranian health ministry on Monday reported 2,294 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number in the country to 122,492 since the outbreak in late ...

COVID-19 cases in Nepal cross 300 mark

Kathmandu/Xinhua/UNI: The number of COVID-19 cases in Nepal crossed 300 mark with the addition of nine cases on Monday morning, Nepal's Ministry of Health and Population said.

What delighted me about Holiday Inn Amsterdam (RAI) was when I got off the metro at RAI station reaching there by a train from Schiphol Airport. I walked a few paces and there it was: Holiday Inn Amsterdam.  


WHEN I checked in this April in Chicago's newest property for growing tourists, The Hoxton, it was about midnight. But unlike any five star hotel with an orderly lobby of relaxed or stressed out travellers walking in or out toting their suitcases, I encountered the ambiance of a city's popular night joint- it was teeming with young to middle aged good looking souls in a party mood.