volume 60-2021

Transforming Tourism | UNWTO Unveils Startup Competition Winners

MADRID: Startups from around the world have been recognised for their contributions to sustainable and responsible tourism in the UNWTO SDGs Global Startup Competition. Supported by the United Nations Innovation Network, the competition attracted some 10,000 initial proposals. This was narrowed down to 25 winners across 18 countries. Shortlisted finalists were judged according to criteria …

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Georgia Appointed | Official Host Country of ITB Berlin

Georgia and ITB Berlin have agreed a wide-ranging partnership that will span three years. As early as this year Georgia will be the digital adventure & sustainability partner of ITB Berlin Now 2021.  As the name suggests, nature and sustainability are the focus of this partnership. In 2022, as the official cultural destination of ITB …

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Etihad Airways, Gulf Air | Sign Commercial Partnership

ABU DHABI: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, and Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, have signed a strategic commercial cooperation agreement (SCCA) to deepen their partnership between Abu Dhabi and Bahrain and beyond the respective hubs. The wide-ranging SCCA, subject to obtaining applicable governmental and regulatory approvals, sets out specific actions …

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Digital Ticket for 33 Countries | Eurail Launches Mobile Passes

Rail Europe is releasing through its API and its agents’ website a mobile version of the famous Eurail passes which allows travellers to cross from 1 up to 33 countries on several railways with one pass only. Travellers will have to download the “Rail Planner” mobile application and enter their name and pass number. They …

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The Seasoned Hotelier | Athar Khan Joins Ramada Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Mr. Athar Khan, a senior hotelier who has vast working experience of various departments of Five Stars Hotels and thirty five years of hotel management experience at variety of establishments has joined Ramada by Wyndham Islamabad. Athar Khan started his hospitality career with Hilton International Hotel Lahore (Now Avari hotel) back in 1985,where he …

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Tourism Suffers Tremendously | Europe Saw 70% Decline In Int’l Arrivals In 2020

BRUSSELS: Europe recorded a 70% fall in international arrivals in 2020, the European Tourism Commission (ETC) has reported. The ETC’s latest European Tourism Trends & Prospects report forecast a “gradual recovery” in 2021 and a return to the levels of 2019 by 2023 following the worst year for international tourism to Europe in more than …

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16th Cholistan Jeep Rally 2021 | Sahibzada Sultan Wins The Crown, Nadir Magsi Stands 2nd

BAHWALPUR: Sahibzada Sultan has won the 16th Cholistan Jeep Rally. Mir Nadir Magsi remained on second position while Jaffar Imran got third position. A large number of spectators were present at the starting point of the race. The Cholistan Desert Rally 2021 was kicked off on Friday, February 12 at Derawar Fort in the Cholistan …

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