volume 07-2022

Indian Tourism Maps | Way To 2035 Arrival Target 75 Million

NEW DELHI: The Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism & Hospitality (FAITH) has released a document that details how India can work towards her target of 75 million tourists by 2035. To achieve the ambitious targets, considering India’s 10.9 million foreign arrivals and US$30.05 billion foreign exchange in 2019, FAITH’s tourism vision 2035 proposes four …

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PATA Launches | Tourism Destination Resilience Programme

BANGKOK: Following a successful trial in December in the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam and Cambodia, PATA will now launch the Tourism Destination Resilience Programme to help industry stakeholders at both the national and sub-national level build their destination resiliency against the Covid pandemic and other future challenges. The online and in-market training programme offers 10 modules, …

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Aeroflot Awarded | 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating

MOSCOW: Aeroflot has been awarded with the highest 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating by UK’s Skytrax, the leading independent authority on airline and airport quality. СOVID-19 Safety Rating is a new global benchmark for certifying air travel health and safety introduced by Skytrax in 2020, in response to the challenges of the pandemic. Aeroflot has …

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KPCTA Organises | Day-Long Cultural Trip For The University Students

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Culture and Tourism Authority (KPCTA) arranged a day-long cultural trip for the students of Department of Archaeology, University of Peshawar, on Friday. Besides male and female students, Deputy Manager Research and Creative Wing, Syed Tabbasum, Deputy Manager Ayesha Gul Khattak, Archaeology Department Chairman Professor Ibrahim Shah and others enjoyed the excursion. …

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PIA To Start | Direct Flights To Australia

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has decided to operate direct flights to Australia twice a week. The national airline will launch its flight operation to Australia with two direct flights from Lahore and Karachi in the last week of March. A spokesperson for the airline confirmed that PIA will operate direct flights to Australia twice …

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Marriott International Adds | Over 86,000 Rooms In 2021

NEW YORK:  Marriott International, a global hospitality company, added more than 86,000 rooms globally during 2021, including approximately 43,000 rooms in international markets and a total of over 18,000 conversion rooms, said its CEO. Net rooms grew 3.9 percent from year-end 2020, added Anthony Capuano, highlighting that the group signed approximately 92,000 rooms in 2021, …

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Oman Air Records | Management Manual Officially Endorsed

MUSCAT: Oman Air has received endorsement of its Records Management Manual during an official signing by National Records and Archives Chairman Dr Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Dhawyani and Oman Air Chief Executive Officer Abdulaziz Al Raisi. The manual was signed at Oman Air’s headquarters and is the culmination of a year-long undertaking by Oman Air’s Records …

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‘Fully Vaccinated’ Tourists | No Longer ‘Fully Vaccinated’ In Australia  

CANBERRA: The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (ATAGI) issued new guidelines today, declaring that only the people who received a booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine are now considered ‘fully vaccinated’ against coronavirus. According to a new set of recommendations issued by Australian health officials on Thursday, the third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine …

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Thrilling ‘Formula One’ | Confirmed In Bahrain Till 2036

MANAMA: Formula 1 has confirmed that Bahrain will stay on the F1 calendar until 2036 inclusive, following the agreement with the promoter to renew its contract. This extends F1 in Bahrain by a further 10 years, said a Bahrain News Agency report.  The Bahrain Grand Prix has been a brilliant race on the F1 calendar …

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Morgan Freeman Stars | Turkish Airlines Super Bowl Ad

ISTANBUL: Turkish Airlines (THY) has signed the actor Morgan Freeman, known for playing celebrated roles such as Nelson Mandela, the United States president and Batman’s gadget guru, to represent its brand. The Oscar-winning actor is lending his sonorous voice and trusted presence to THY’s latest ad campaign, focusing on the theme of the prehistoric supercontinent …

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