volume 48-2020

Restarting Tourism Bali | UNWTO Works With Indonesian Govt

DENPASAR: UNWTO has concluded a first in-person visit to Bali since the start of the pandemic. The delegation met with key figures from the Government of the Republic of Indonesia to advance collaboration as the country gets ready to reopen its borders to international visitors and restart tourism. In partnership with Indonesia’s Ministry of Foreign …

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Gulf Air Signs | Five Agreements in Tel Aviv

MANAMA: Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, has ceremonially signed five agreements with a number of companies during an official delegation’s visit from Bahrain to Israel. Captain Waleed A Hameed AlAlawi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Air, said: “We take great pride in being part of the official delegation from the Kingdom of …

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KP-CTA Concludes | Youth Training Camp For Adventure Tourism

PESHAWAR: A five-day survival camp for training the youth to learn skills to cope with harsh weather conditions, difficult situation and disasters in the hilly and forest areas was concluded at the scenic Malam Jabba resort in Swat valley on Tuesday. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Culture and Tourism Authority (KP-CTA) in collaboration with the experts of …

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Final Brexit Nears | Uncertainty Looms Over EU-UK Tourism

LONDON: This month, just four weeks shy of the final Brexit, the UK and the U.S. signed a new bilateral open skies agreement to ensure flights between the two countries would continue as of January 1, 2021, without “interruption due to regulatory uncertainty” when European Union laws stop applying to the UK. But uncertainty is …

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Marriott Launches | New Business Travel Programme For SMEs

DUBAI: Marriott International has launched Marriott Bonvoy Business Ready, a new travel programme designed exclusively for small to medium size businesses (SMBs) across Europe, Middle East and Africa.  This new offering enables SMBs to book business travel easily and efficiently, whilst accessing preferential rates – when the time is right for them to travel again. …

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KPCTA Oganises | Youth Training Camp For Adventure Tourism

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Culture and Tourism Authority (KP-CTA) in collaboration with the experts of famed Discovery, National Geographic and Oxygen channels has arranged a training camp for the youth to learn skills to cope with harsh weather conditions, difficult situation and disasters in the hilly and forest areas. Keeping in view the aspiration and …

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China Rolls Out | Plan of Promoting ‘Internet Plus Tourism’

BEIJING: Chinese authorities on Monday issued a guideline on facilitating “Internet plus tourism,” showing the way for tourist destinations to become intelligent. The guideline, jointly released by 10 government departments including the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the National Development and Reform Commission, noted that by 2025, tourist attractions rated 4A or above are …

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PIA Signs | Cargo Charter Agreement With Oriental Sky Aviation

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and Oriental Sky Aviation Limited on Wednesday, December 2 signed a landmark cargo charter agreement, paving way for direct and daily dedicated cargo flights between Pakistan and China. The instrument of agreement was signed between the PIA General Manager (charters) and Oriental Sky Aviation MD Rush Wang at the PIA …

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Fleet Expansion Underway | PIA Floats Int’l Tender For 8 Narrowbody Aircraft

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is looking to acquire eight narrow body aircraft on dry lease by December next year. The dry lease refers to a long-term procedure in which an aircraft is delivered to an airline on a monthly or annual basis without staffing, maintenance or insurance. According to details, the national airline has …

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PIA Introduces | Winter Bonanza Sales on Domestic Sectors

ISLAMABAD: On the eve of winter holidays and school vacations, Pakistan international Airlines (PIA) has announced special discounted fares on domestic flights for their valued passengers. According to a PIA spokesperson, the national flag carrier has announced a special discount of up to 30 percent on domestic flights operating between Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Quetta, Faisalabad, …

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