volume 62-2021

Honoring Women Icons | Second LUX HUM Women Leaders Award Held

ISLAMABAD: The second edition of HUM Women Leaders Award successfully concluded on 9th March at the Aiwan-e-Sadar celebrating eleven national and international women icons and as per HUM tradition, one dynamic man for their contributions and achievements in the fields of diplomacy, social work, education, healthcare, human rights, journalism and women’s rights. The awards ceremony …

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International Women’s Day | Serena Collects Women Empowerment initiatives

ISLAMABAD: Serena Hotels hosted a Women’s Day Breakfast and Crafts Bazaar to acknowledge the trailblazing women of society and to provide support and representation to women social enterprises. The wife of the President of Pakistan Mrs. Samina Arif Alvi was the Chief Guest at the occasion which was attended by prominent women leaders from politics, …

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Tightened Travel Restrictions | A third of Destinations Are Shut To Tourism UNWTO

MADRID: One in three destinations worldwide is now completely closed to international tourism. According to the latest data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the emergence of new variants of the COVID-19 virus has prompted many governments to reverse efforts to ease restrictions on travel, with total closures to tourists most prevalent in Asia and …

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Senior Hotelier | Qasim Jafri is New Cluster GM Avari Lahore

LAHORE: Renowned hotelier with thirty-five years of industry experience, Mr. Qasim Jafri, has taken charge of Avari Hotel Lahore, Avari Xpress Gulberg, and Avari Xpress Faisalabad as the Cluster General Manager. A Cornell University Alumni who speaks five languages, Mr. Jafri also attended hotel schools in Europe and Asia. He is a seasoned professional who …

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Etihad Airways Records | US$1.7bn Loss For 2020

ABU DHABI: Etihad Airways has reported an operating loss of US$1.7 billion for fiscal 2020, accelerating the losses of US $0.8 billion seen last year. The Abu Dhabi flag-carrier blamed the Covid-19 for its deteriorating fortunes. The airline saw a 76 per cent fall in passengers carried throughout the year, down to 4.2 million from …

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US Travel Supports | President Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Rescue Plan

NEW YORK: President Biden’s American Rescue Plan lays out much-needed relief that can’t come soon enough. The travel industry lost millions of jobs last year, accounting for nearly 40% of all jobs lost. U.S. Travel is grateful to Congress and the administration for their focus on combating the virus and providing relief to America’s hardest-hit …

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World’s Best Airline | eDreams Votes Qatar Airways

DOHA: Qatar Airways has been acknowledged for its performance during the global pandemic as the best airline in the world by eDreams, one of Europe’s largest online travel agents. The award drew on feedback from over 61,000 customers across 667 airlines awarding marks for service quality not only onboard but throughout each customer touchpoint, including …

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Morocco to Host | First UNWTO General Assembly After Pandemic

MADRID: The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Moroccan officials recently met to advance the organization of the 24th UNWTO General Assembly in October 2021, the first global high-level UN event to be held since the beginning of the pandemic. Led by the Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili, a delegation from UNWTO has concluded an official visit to …

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