volume 101-2021

PIA To Restart | Europe Flights In Q1 Of 2022

ISLAMABAD: PIA, the national flag carrier of Pakistan will be flying to Europe in the first quarter of 2022, after getting clearance from the international aviation auditor, revealed PIA CEO Arshad Malik. The Chief anticipated that the ban would be lifted in the first quarter of next year. PIA sorted out its in-house affairs and …

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Winter Tourists Disappointed | Malam Jabba Ski Resort Remains Shut

MINGORA: Hundreds of tourists from across the country flocked to the scenic valleys of Malam Jabba and Kalam to witness snowfall but were disappointed at the closure of the ski resort. According to officials, over 30,000 tourists thronged to the hill stations of Malam Jabba, Kalam, Mahodhand and adjoining areas, where the tourists spent quality …

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ICAO Regional SCW | Oman Air Participates

MUSCAT: Oman Air, the national airline of the Sultanate of Oman, recently participated in ICAO’s Regional Security Culture Webinar under the theme ‘Year of Security Culture.’ The webinar provided an opportunity for key aviation stakeholders to explore the principles, importance and benefits of a strong and effective security culture in aviation, with a focus on …

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Travel And Tourism | Sector Sees A ‘Massive’ Job Shortfall

LONDON: A new analysis of staff shortages by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has revealed 205,000 travel and tourism jobs across the UK predicted to remain unfilled by the end of this year. The worrying figures from WTTC, which represents the global private travel and tourism, shows for the first time the enormous …

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Global Tourism | Looking Ahead To A More Sustainable Future

GENEVA: 2021 has been a year of learning and adapting for tourism. It has proven that only by working together can the sector overcome challenges and embrace opportunities.  Gathering the global tourism community and developing concrete actions, UN World Trade Organisation (UNWTO) has led tourism’s response with the vision of not only restarting, but doing …

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After Span of Five Years | PIA Resumes Direct Flights To Iran’s Mashhad

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) resumed direct flights to Mashhad, Iran, after a five-year gap in a bid to develop people to people contacts and boost religious tourism with the Islamic Republic of Iran. The development reportedly came as a result of “serious efforts by the Iranian Embassy in Islamabad” for the facilitation of …

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Tribute To Father of Nation | Shangri-La Hotel & Resort Celebrates Quaid‘s Birthday

MURREE: Shangri-La Hotel & Resort – one of the most beautiful hotels in Murree, which is the most popular, beautiful and picturesque tourist destination of Pakistan recently celebrated the birthday of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The event was graced Mr. Umar Maqbool, Assistant Commissioner Murree as the Chief Guest while the guests of honour was  …

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Starting December 31 | U.S. To Lift Travel Ban On 8 African Countries

WASHINGTON: The Biden administration will lift travel restrictions on eight southern African countries imposed last month over concerns about the fast-spreading COVID-19 Omicron variant, the White House said Friday. Foreign nationals who are barred from the United States because they have been in one of the eight countries within the prior 14 days will again …

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PIA DM Karachi | Discusses New Routes With Trade Partners

KARACHI: PIA District Manager Karachi, Ms. Nadia Gul Sahiba along with Manager Passenger Sales Mr. Hamid Mahmood, Manager Interline Mr. Ayaz Mahmood, Ticketing Office Manager Mr.  Mukhtiar Ali Abbasi and Manager Cargo Mr. Mohsin Hameed met with PIA business Partners and Senior Travel agents at Karachi Gymkhana. They Discussed Matters of mutual interest, particularly the …

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