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UNWTO Signs | Agreement For Green Hotel Investments

MADRID: The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) of the United Nations has signed an agreement with Destination Capital (DC), a Thailand-based private equity real estate investment company to support the rejuvenation of the hotel industry. The arrangement supports the relationship DC has with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to promote investment in green and sustainable tourism …

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KP & GB See | Extra Ordinary Tourism Season

GILGIT: Booming Tourism comes back in scenic Gilgit Baltistan (GB) where so far up to 1 million local and foreign tourists thronged during the ongoing summer season to enjoy its mesmerizing weather and eye-catching mountainous terrain. Bordering Afghanistan and China, Gilgit-Baltistan is Pakistan’s favorite tourist destination and was listed by Forbes among the 10 “coolest …

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Gulf Air Starts | Daily Flights to Paris After French ‘Green List’ Nod

MANAMA: Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air has started its services to the French capital from Monday, August 2.  This is in line with the latest decision by the French authorities to add the Kingdom of Bahrain to their Green List.  Being on the green list will mean that citizens and residents of Bahrain will be …

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NTCB & PTDC Organise | Consultative Workshop on National Minimum | Standards for Tourism & Hospitality Sector

ISLAMABAD: Continuous improvement and strengthening of regulatory bodies for implementation of quality standards and certifications for the tourism and hospitality sectors is the hallmark of the countries which have a flourishing tourism industry. In Pakistan, there is a need for a proper regulatory framework and certification mechanism to ensure that tourists receive unparalleled experience through …

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Promoting Roshan Digital Account | Faysal Bank & PIA Join Hands

KARACHI:  Faysal Bank Limited (FBL), one of the leading Islamic banks in Pakistan, together with the national carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), have joined hands to promote the State Bank of Pakistan’s initiative of Roshan Digital Accounts with the announcement of a 3-month promotional campaign for Faysal Islami Roshan Digital Account (RDA) holders & PIA …

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Bahrain Tourism Authority | Nasser Ali Yousif Is New CEO

MANAMA: His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain has issued a Royal Decree appointing Dr Nasser Ali Yousif as Chief Executive Officer of the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA).  Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister shall implement the decree which takes immediate effect, and will be published in the official gazette, said …

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IATA Further Cuts | 2020 Traffic Forecast For Mideast

AMMAN: Full-year 2020 passenger numbers in the Middle East (to/from/within) are forecast to reach only 30% of 2019 levels, down significantly from the 45% that was projected in July, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said. In absolute numbers, the Middle East is expected to see 60 million travelers in 2020 compared to the 203 …

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Etihad Makes History | First GCC Passenger Flight To Israel On Oct 19

ABU DHABI: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, will become the first GCC carrier to operate a commercial passenger flight to and from Israel, to bring Israel’s top travel and tourism leaders to the UAE. The historic flight, flown in partnership with the Maman Group, will depart Tel Aviv on 19 October, operated …

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PIA to Operate | London, Manchester Flights

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has made special arrangements for the convenience of its passengers and will operate flights to London and Manchester from October 30, 2020, a statement issued by the national flag carrier said on Saturday, October 17. The airline will operate state-of-the-art aircraft with in-flight entertainment availability, spacious flatbed business class seats, …

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