.New York, NY, USA
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. (AP/PTI Photo)

  • Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic, founded by Richard Branson are offering "suborbital" hops
  • "We're planning for two more flights this year," a Blue Origin spokesperson said
  • The first tickets sold by Virgin Galactic went for between $200,000 and $250,000 each

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Scores of maskless people were seen jostling for space at Mussoorie's Kempty Falls last week. (Photo credit: ANI/Twitter)

  • Airing his distress, PM Modi said said that it was not okay to crowd hill stations
  • Health ministry said that such acts can nullify all gains
  • 'The unfolding pattern of revenge travel is dangerous, it added

.Calabria, Italy
The villages are mostly located in scenic hills. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • The region plans to pay roughly $33,000 for relocation
  • Those who are above the age of 40 will not be eligible to apply
  • Most towns in the region have a population of less 5,000 

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The monument honours the first President of United States George Washington. (Photo Credit: Pixabay)

  • The national landmark  was closed down as a security measure in January
  • The 555-foot (170-meter) obelisk was briefly the tallest building in the world
  • It has been closed for the majority of the pandemic

.Truth or Consequences, NM, USA
The town in New Mexico is oddly named 'Truth or Consequences'. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Residents of the town said they are “looking skywards for relief”
  • The town relies heavily on a nearby resevoir for water supply
  • Richard Branson's launchpad is about 30 miles away from the town

.Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India
Tourists breaking COVID norms at Kempty Falls in Mussoorie. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ANI)(PTI Photo)

  • Only 50 people will be allowed to bathe with a maximum permissible time of 30 minutes
  • The decision was taken by the district administration to stop the spread of COVID-19
  • The District Magistrate said one bather will only be allowed to stay at the fall for 30 minutes

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Tourists visit the Mall Road after relaxation in COVID-19 curfew. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • As India got some respite from COVID-19 and curbs were eased, tourists flooded Manali
  • This comes right after the country was badly hit by the second wave of COVID-19
  • A cop described it as "tourism with a vengeance"

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
A number of countries have recently started accepting visa applications from Indians. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • A single-entry visa for Kenya is valid for three months from the date of issue
  • Ordinary visitors and tourists in Zambia are eligible for a free 90-day visit in any period of 12 months
  • Vaccine passports are not mandatory currently for Turkey

The new virus variant has forced countries to impose travel bans.(Representative Image/Pixabay)

  • The report which pointed out the estimation was jointly produced by UNWTO and UNCTAD
  • UNWTO Secretary-General said developing countries are highly dependent on international tourism
  • The COVID lockdown punched a $2.4 trillion hole in the tourism

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Manali to Leh is one of the most beautiful routes in India. (Photo credit: Representative image/Unsplash)

  • The Lonavala 'chikki' on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway is famous
  • The Mumbai-Goa road trip approximately takes 12 hours of continuous driving
  • Visakhapatnam to Araku Valley is a 116 kilometer route