Houseboats struggle to stay afloat

Houseboats in Kerala are running on tremendous losses due to the lack of domestic and foreign tourists. Kochi: The resurgence of the Covid-19 pandemic has caused the tourism Industry of houseboats in Kerala to plummet. Houseboats are incurring huge losses due to the lack of tourists, lockdowns, and other restrictions.  The Kumaragaon District Tourism Promotion […]

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COVID-19: All home, no travel makes travel agencies dull

The pandemic was harsh on travel agencies as the whole world paused due to coronavirus-induced lockdowns.  Keertiraj H., a former software engineer, runs a tour and travel business, named Keerti Tours & Travels. He looks after the google business aspect of the company. But his uncle, Shankar B., looks after the business on ground. As […]

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The hospitality sector still hungry a year after Covid-19

With the second wave of Covid-19 looming over the heads of everybody, the hospitality sector in Karnataka looks at the long road ahead of the revival. Bengaluru: When the lockdown was imposed in March 2020, Anil Kumar, the owner of Udupi Taaja Tindi, a small restaurant in Bengaluru did not know that he would have […]

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Bird flu brings big trouble for state’s bird sanctuaries

Reduced footfalls, closures impact their revenues By Padmini Dhruvaraj | March 5, 2021 After the outbreak of bird flu and the Covid-19 pandemic, Karnataka’s bird sanctuaries have seen a dip in the number of visitors. Puttmadhe Gowda, deputy range forest officer of the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, informed The Observer: “We saw a major dip after the […]

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