volume 06-2022

Fast & Convenient Hospitality | PC Hotels launch PC Mobile App.

ISLAMABAD: Hashoo Hotels, Pakistan’s leading hospitality brand, has unveiled the next chapter in its mission to change the way people travel, offering an alternative to conventional methods. Pearl-Continental Hotels is rolling out its PC Mobile App, including a range of new and exciting features. Speaking about the app, the Deputy Chairman and CEO of Hashoo …

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Qatar Airways Resumes | Services To The City Of Saints, Multan

DOHA: Qatar Airways scheduled flights to Multan, Pakistan, will resume on February 22, with a three weekly service and taking it to four weekly, effective March 27 after the airline halted flying to Multan in March 2020 over pandemic concerns. The route will be operated by Airbus A320 offering seats in Business Class and Economy …

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PM Aide Assures | All-Out Support To Boost Tourism In KP

PESHAWAR: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Tourism Coordination Azam Jamil on Wednesday said that federal government would provide all possible support to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government for promotion of tourism and cultural activities in the province. During his visit to the provincial metropolis, he said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was the preferred destination for domestic …

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Drop In Inbound Tourism | WTTC Blames UK Govt For £7bn Omicron Loss

LONDON: Ineffective travel restrictions imposed by the UK government to combat Omicron caused an estimated £7 billion loss to the UK economy last year. This was due to a drop in contributions from the embattled tourism sector, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The “attack on tourism” at the end of last …

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UNWTO To Organize | 1st Global Youth Tourism Summit In Italy

MADRID: The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Zurab Pololikashvili has joined the Minister of Tourism of Italy Massimo Garavaglia to officially launch the first Global Youth Tourism Summit. Set to take place in Sorrento, Italy from 27 June to 3 July, the Summit will bring children and youth from every global region together, …

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India Wants To Ditch | ‘Gay’ Airport Code

NEW DELHI: A Parliamentary panel called on the Indian government to change the ‘GAY’ airport code for Gaya International Airport. It asked government officials to take it up with the International Air Transport Association (IATA). As Gaya is a holy city, they deemed it ‘inappropriate.’ They want it replaced and suggested an alternative code such …

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WTTC Believes | Tourism Could Grow To US$8.6 Trillion in 2022

LONDON: The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) believes the global travel and tourism sector could contribute $8.6 trillion in global GDP this year. In 2019, before the pandemic struck, the sector generated nearly $9.2 trillion for the global economy. However, in 2020, the pandemic brought the sector to an almost complete halt, causing a …

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Between Qatar Airways & Airbus | What’s Behind Legal Dispute?

DOHA: Qatar Airways has been locked for months in a legal dispute with Europe’s Airbus manufacturer over “serious and legitimate safety concerns” after delivery of A350 jets. Qatar’s state-owned airline is seeking compensation, saying the flawed planes forced it to ground 21 of its fleet of 53 Airbus A350s in both its 1000 and 900 …

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Profit By 2026 | IATA Presents Business Plan For PIA

KARACHI: The world’s largest international aviation firm, IATA Consultancy has presented a business plan for Pakistan International Airline (PIA), which if implemented would see the loss-making state-owned enterprise making its operations break even by 2025 and record 3.4 percent profits the next year-2026. The comprehensive business plan covering the period 2022 to 2026 was presented …

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