International Tourism

Marriott Suspends | All Operations In Russia

MARYLAND-US: Citing ongoing sanctions, Marriott International is halting all operations in Russia. It had already closed its regional office in Moscow and suspended new openings and planned new developments after the Ukraine invasion. “Newly announced US, UK and EU restrictions will make it impossible for Marriott to continue to operate or franchise hotels in the …

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Certificate Of Appreciation | Oman Air Commended For Backing Expo 2020 Pavilion

MUSCAT: Oman Air, the national airline of the Sultanate, was commended for extending its support to the Oman Pavilion throughout Expo 2020 Dubai In a recent ceremony at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre (OCEC) Qais Mohamed Al Yousef, Oman Minister of Commerce & Industry & Investment Promotion handed over an official certificate of appreciation …

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Professor Colin Grant | Vice-Principal Queen Mary University Of London Visits Karachi

KARACHI: The English Speaking Union of Pakistan (ESUP) has entered into an agreement with Queen Mary University of London, one of the UK’s oldest universities. As part of this, Professor Colin Grant, Vice-President for International Affairs at Queen Mary, is making a maiden visit to Karachi, Pakistan. An extensive programme has been planned by ESUP. …

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Oman Air Focuses | Financial sustainability By Targeting Key Markets

MUSCAT: The Capital Market Authority (CMA) issued a decision approving the decision of the Extraordinary General Assembly of Oman Air, which was held on March 30 last year, related to increasing the company’s capital through private subscription, to exceed the paid-in capital of RO1. 27 billion, an increase of 160 million Omani riyals to the …

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‘Vesak Day’ | Buddhist Religious Festival Celebrated At Taxila Museum

TAXILA: Vesak Day, a Buddhist religious festival was celebrated at the Taxila Museum and Mohramurado Stupa to mark the birth, enlightenment, and passing of Buddha. The day is observed by Buddhists around the world and is also known as Buddha Purnima and Buddha Day. It is traditionally celebrated on different days in various Buddhist countries …

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Tata Group Names | Campbell Wilson As New Air India CEO

SINGAPORE: Campbell Wilson, 50, will leave Scoot Tigerair Pte on June 16 and will be replaced by Leslie Thng, who was until recently the CEO of Vistara, an Indian joint venture between Tata and Singapore Airlines, the city-state’s flag carrier said in a statement Thursday, May 12. Air India’s board accepted the appointment, which is …

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Bahrain, Saudi Arabia | Get UK E-Visa Waiver Status

LONDON: The UK Government has announced that from June 1, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia will join other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries with UK electronic visa waiver status, making it easier and cheaper to travel to the UK.  This positive change comes as the UK is open to business and welcoming back international visitors with …

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New Zealand Reopens | Its Borders To Tourists After Two Years

New Zealand has welcomed its first international tourists since March 2020 as part of the government’s phased reopening. Visitors from 60 visa-waiver nations, including the US and UK, can now enter for the first time since the closure of borders and the ensuing implementation of some of the world’s toughest contra pandemic measures. In emotional …

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World Travel Awards | Opens Voting For Europe 2022

World Travel Awards, the global initiative to recognize and reward excellence in travel and tourism – has opened voting for the Europe categories of its 2022 programme. Voting runs until 8 August 2022. Travel industry professionals, the media and consumers worldwide are invited to cast their votes for travel brands that they consider to be …

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Back to Active Services | Three additional Princess Cruises ships

Three additional Princess Cruises ships are returning to service welcoming guests back onboard – Crown Princess, Island Princess and Royal Princess. This milestone marks a total of 12 ships, 80 percent of the fleet, that will have resumed cruising since July 2021. Island Princess departed Ft. Lauderdale on April 27 on a Panama Canal cruise; …

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