volume 47-2020

5th Thal Desert Jeep Rally | Sultan Wins The Crown

MUZZAFARGRAH: The mega tourism event, the 5th Thal Desert Jeep Rally 2020 organized by Tourism Development Corporation of Punjab(TDCP)  concluded successfully. Veteran off-road racer Sahibzada Sultan emerged victorious in the 5th Thal Desert Jeep Rally on Sunday, November 22. He won the Category A race after completing the 105-kilometre distance in an hour, six minutes …

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Promoting Products & Services | Bank Of Punjab & PIA Sign MoU

KARACHI The Bank of Punjab (BOP) and Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) signed a landmark MOU, on 20th Nov. 2020, for promotion of BOP products and services at PIA infrastructure. As per agreement, PIA will be making available collaterals such as boarding cards as well as space in PIA Offices to BOP for advertising its products …

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Costing ‘Almost £24 Billion’ | Passenger Arrivals To UK Drop By 78.8 Million

LONDON: About 1.7 million passengers arrived in the UK by air in October, 82% lower than the 9.8 million arrivals compare to the same month of 2019. Visits to Britain plummeted as coronavirus gripped the economy and international travel ground to halt, figures confirmed on Thursday. Home Office statistics show an estimated 67.2 million passengers …

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Airlines Further Need | $70-80 Billion To Survive: IATA Chief

MONTREAL: Airlines need up to another $80 billion to survive, the head of the industry’s trade association told a French daily on Friday, as many countries tighten restrictions to confront another wave of coronavirus infection. “For the coming months the industry is estimated to need $70-$80 billion (59 to 67 billion euros) in additional aid,” …

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NUST Organises | Webinar On ‘Pakistan’s Tourism Potential’

ISLAMABAD: The NUST Institute of Policy Studies (NIPS) organized a webinar on “Pakistan’s Tourism Potential,” at Islamabad campus on November 24,2020. The event brought to the fore the crucial propellers of strength and harmony in the tourism sector of Pakistan. A distinctive factor was the pursuit of discovering connections of our local approaches and experiences …

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Etihad Airways Launches | Facial Recognition Trial With SITA

ABU DHABI: Etihad Airways has partnered with information technology company SITA to trial the use of facial biometrics in order to check in cabin crew at the airline’s crew briefing centre at Abu Dhabi International Airport. The trial will use facial recognition technology to identify and authenticate crew members, allowing them to complete check-in procedures …

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World Ski Awards | Reveals Finest Ski Brands Of The Year

World Ski Awards, the global initiative to recognise and reward excellence in ski tourism has unveiled the winners of its 2020 programme to coincide with its inaugural World Ski Awards Winners Day. Winners include Europe’s highest ski resort, Val Thorens, voted ‘World’s Best Ski Resort’, thanks to its winning combination of snowsure pistes and extensive …

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A Ray of Optimism | Rafiq Honours Travel Trade Helping Hands

KARACHI: The unprecedented circumstances caused by the pandemic shook the way of functioning across the world to its core. Businesses and industries also suffered ill fate and extreme losses throughout the year however if we were to name one industry that were the most adversely affected it had to be the travel & trade world. …

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