volume 08-2022

UAE Scraps | PCR Test Requirement For Fully Vaccinated Visitors

ABU DHABI: The UAE has scrapped PCR test rules for fully vaccinated people arriving in the UAE from February 26. The National Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) on Friday said fully vaccinated passengers only need to show a vaccine certificate with a readable QR code. Those who are not vaccinated must show a …

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UNWTO & WHO | Call For Lifting of All Travel Bans

GENEVA: The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have called for the lifting of all travel bans as they do not provide added value and continue to contribute to economic and social stress.  At meetings in Geneva, the two UN agencies agreed to collaborate on a global trust architecture for the …

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Saudi Company Conducts | Seminar On ‘Umrah From Pakistan’

KARACHI: The Saudi Company Umrahme, Jeddah held two successive interactive and engaging sessions of the Seminar which was attended by over 100 travel agents/umrah operators in Karachi last week. The Company brought a positive vibe to the umrah market of Pakistan. The Participants were informed that 50% of the Global Umrah market share is with …

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Langkawi Eases | Entry Barriers For Inbound

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian government has revised its standard operating procedures for the Langkawi International Travel Bubble (LITB) recently, increasing air connectivity by allowing tourists to enter via domestic flights from klia2, in addition to Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The mandatory insurance coverage for tourists has also been reduced from US$80,000 to US$50,000 for the …

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Qatar Airways Unveils | Retro Livery Aircraft On 25th Anniversary

DOHA: Qatar Airways has welcomed a nostalgic flashback to its early days of operation with the delivery of a Boeing 777-300 aircraft painted in the airline’s retro livery design as part of its 25th-anniversary celebrations. The aircraft made its retro livery debut operating as Flight QR 0041 from Hamad International Airport (HIA), Doha, to Charles …

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Construction of LOG UK Model | Pakistan, Bangladesh Joint Workshop Held

KARACHI: Heritage Foundation and INTBAU Pakistan, with support from the British Council, and in collaboration with ZCEC, an off-shoot of Heritage Foundation, BRAC University, NED, DUET, and University of Lahore organized a three-day Joint Pakistan/Bangladesh Workshop (from February 18-20) for Construction of LOG UK Model at Denso Hall Rahguzar. Six students from Pakistan hailing from …

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Ex-Turkish Airlines Chief | Ilker Ayci Is Now Air India CEO & MD

NEW DELHI: Tata group appointed the former chairman of Turkish Airlines, Ilker Ayci, as Air India Ltd’s new chief executive officer (CEO) and managing director (MD), marking a key step in efforts to overhaul the loss-making airline. The Air India board, along with special invitee N. Chandrasekaran, the chairman of Tata Sons, met earlier to …

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