volume 74-2021

UNWTO Opens | First Regional Office In Middle East

GENEVA: The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has opened its first regional office for the Middle East in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. At a ceremony in the Saudi capital, UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili was joined by Princess Haifa Al-Saud, Deputy Minister of Tourism for Strategy and Investment, and the Kingdom’s Minister for Tourism, Ahmed Al Khateeb to …

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Tourism Way Forward | In-Person B2B Workshop & Conference held in Istanbul

ISTANBUL:  First in-person B2B Luxury MICE workshop event and Conference held in Istanbul Turkey where Muhammad Tariq Siraj, Chairman Travel Agents Association of Pakistan (TAAP) was invited from Pakistan to discuss the way forward for the travel trade in the post-covid-19 situation.  Mr. Murtaza Kalender, GM TravelShop Turkey the host of the event. A tourism …

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Hajj 2021 | Qadri Denies Fixation of Pakistani Quota

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Noor-ul-Haq Qadri has said that the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has not taken a final decision on the number of pilgrims and Hajj-related safety measures yet. “It is absolutely wrong to say that Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has fixed Hajj  Quota for Pakistan.” …

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Emirates Wins | Record 8th Consecutive Best Airline Award

DUBAI: Emirates has been voted ‘Best Airline Worldwide’ for the eighth consecutive time by the Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2021.  The airline also took home accolades for ‘Airline with the Best First Class’, and ‘Airline with Best Economy Class’.  The wins demonstrate Emirates’ strategic approach to continuously improving the onboard and on-ground experience, offering …

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CEO PIA Meets | EU Ambassador In Pakistan

KARACHI: Last week Air Marshal Retd. Arshad Malik, Chief Executive Officer Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)   called on Her Excellency Androulla Kaminara ambassador of the European Union in Pakistan, and discussed the initiatives undertaken to allay The EU Concerns Regarding PIA flight safety and other issues. The ambassador assured her support in taking up the matter …

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