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Indian airlines have been hit hard with the recent clamp down by the Indian government on Tourism and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the country. Following the order of the Central Reserve Bank of India (CRBI), all Indian overseas airports have now stopped accepting foreign currencies other than the Rupee. This has forced many airlines to scrap off their non rupee operated airfares and replace them with more affordable flights to China, South Korea, and Japan. This sudden change in attitude has left the Indians travelling abroad very confused, and even flight tickets booked for these destinations are hard to get.
So now, what is happening? The main reason cited for this sudden travel ban is the increasing number of “incidents” related to unsafe infrastructure, rising insecurity in the border areas between India and Pakistan, and drug and crime related crimes in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Jharkhand. The problems in the tourism industry in these areas will not be fully resolved until the external environment is improved, but we can expect that they will be taken care of in time. For the time being, the affected areas will continue to receive flights from Delhi and other major cities till the problem is resolved completely. No tourist will want to travel through any other country besides India until this problem is resolved completely.
While all this was going on, I was having a wonderful time exploring the spectacular tourism destination of Arunachal Pradesh in the north-western part of India. Although, there are more than three hundred and sixty Indian states and union flags fluttering in the sky over here, I never felt like I was missing something. This was the best airport in the northern part of India, and it was evident that the tourism ministry has not only taken notice of this issue but also planned extensive improvements in the connectivity and amenities in the state.
So now, what should I do now? I need to get myself a cheap international flight to Sapporo in Hokkaido (the capital city of Japan). Since the railway network in Hokkaido was developed in recent times, getting between the two destinations is no more a problem. If you do not have much time to spare, then maybe you could also take some time out to visit the beautiful Japanese national park “Asteroid”. There, you can try trekking or maybe take up skiing if you are a winter sports enthusiast.
In order to keep track of the latest travel news and to know when the best time to visit a particular place around the world, I have now subscribed to a couple of travel newsletters. The one that I am using is called” traveller’s advice – Asia”. This newsletter covers all the places in India, as well as some famous ones around the globe. It has weekly pictures and stories of places that you can visit, along with information on travel and holiday packages.
My subscription to” traveller’s advice – Asia” has helped me a lot in planning my travel to India. Not only am I able to plan the trip in such a way that I get to see the major attractions in major cities like Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, I am also able to choose the best time to travel there depending on the climate and the facilities available at each place. No more do I have to depend on a travel agent to book me an airline ticket! I can now simply log on to the internet and choose the right travel package for me!