volume 25-2022

Global Travel Bookings | Surpass Pre-Pandemic Levels

DUBAI: Global leisure and business flight bookings have surpassed pre-pandemic levels, while spending on cruise lines, buses and trains saw sharp improvements this year, according to a new report from Mastercard Economics Institute. New report from the Mastercard Economics Institute “Travel 2022: Trends and Transitions” delivers critical insights across 37 markets about the global state …

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Etihad Seasonal Flights | Take Off To Five Summer Hotspots

ABU DHABI: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is launching five seasonal routes this week that connect Abu Dhabi to popular summer hotspots across Europe and the Indian Ocean.  Three seasonal services took off this morning, connecting Abu Dhabi to Nice on the famous French Côte d’Azur, the historic city of Heraklion on …

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Strengthening Bilateral Relations | Russia Can Help Revive Pakistan Steel Mills: CG

KARACHI: The Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Karachi extends every possible support to the Pakistani side to strengthen bilateral contacts and cooperation to the benefit of both countries. This was said by Consul General of Russian Federation, His Excellency Andrey V. Fedorov during an interaction with media at the Consulate on Thursday, June …

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Oman Air Wins | Apex Award For Best Seat Comfort

MUSCAT: Oman Air, the national airline of the Sultanate, has been awarded the 2022 Passenger Choice Award for Best Seat Comfort in the Middle East by the Airline Passenger Experience Association (Apex). The award was announced and presented to Oman Air in a ceremony held recently in Dublin, Ireland. “Everything we do as an airline …

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Highest Bookings Witnessed | Strong Summer For Thailand Hotels

BANGKOK: Hotels in Thailand are seeing the highest volume of bookings since February 2020, noted SiteMinder, with properties in Koh Samui leading in performance. Data shows hotels are receiving 85 per cent of bookings recorded in June of 2019, confirming the stability of the domestic market and the return of international guests. Koh Samui has …

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Saudi Arabia Hosts | UN Meeting On Tourism Recovery

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia hosted the official opening of the 116th UNWTO Executive Council Meeting, a powerful vehicle that brings together global tourism leaders to shape the future of the sector, on June 7 in Jeddah. As First Vice Chair of the UNWTO Executive Council, Ahmed Al Khateeb discussed with global leaders how tourism must be …

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Report Finds | Climate Change Leading Cause Behind Forest Fires

PESHAWAR: The Forestry, Environment and Wildlife Department has declared `Climate Change’ as major contributor behind unprecedented fire in different forests of the province. In a detail report prepared by the department on forest fire incidents occurring during the period from May 23, to June 9, it was observed that rising temperature, a key indicator of climate change, caused more evaporation of moisture from ground, drying out …

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Turkish Airlines Wins | Apex 2022 Passenger Choice Awards

ISTANBUL: Turkish Airlines won “Best Food & Beverage in Europe” and “Best Seat Comfort in Europe” at the Apex 2022 Passenger Choice Awards making flag carrier the only airline with two awards to its name during the awards night. As the first airline review program based on passenger feedback, Apex (Airline Passenger Experience Association) announced …

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PIA To Resume | Flight Operations To Kuala Lumpur From June 26

KARACHI: The national carrier, Pakistan International Airline (PIA), on Wednesday announced to restore flight operations to Kuala Lumpur PIA had suspended flight operations to Kuala Lumpur as a measure to control the spread of Covid-19 pandemic. According to the national airline flag carrier spokesperson, the PIA will start operating flights to Kuala Lumpur from June …

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Royal Elephant At Marriott | Receives Prestigious ‘Thai Select’ Signature Certificate  

ISLAMABAD: The Royal Elephant at Marriott Islamabad is proud to be the only restaurant in Pakistan awarded with the Thai Select Premium Certificate by Thai Ministry of Commerce. His Excellency Mr. Chakkrid Krachaiwong, Ambassador of Thailand to Pakistan handed the prestigious award to Mr. David Richard, General Manager, Islamabad Marriott Hotel, on Monday, 6th June …

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