volume 78-2021

Emirates Group Reports | $6bn First Annual Loss in last 30 Years

DUBAI: The Emirates Group has announced its first annual loss in over 30 years. The carrier said the losses had been caused by a significant drop in revenue, fully attributed to the impact of Covid-19 and resulting travel restrictions. The Emirates Group posted a loss of AED22 billion (US$6 billion) for the financial year ended …

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Heavenly ‘Camp Leo’ | A New Tourism Destination In Hopper Valley

Aftab Rana, President of Sustainable Tourism Foundation announced the opening of a new tourist destination in the mountains of Pakistan.  Its name is Camp Leo and it is exclusively designed for tourists who are interested in nature exploration.  At the elevation of 9000 feet, Camp Leo is a gateway to serenity located in the beautiful …

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Developing Seaplane Services | India’s Aviation, Shipping Ministries Sign MoU

NEW DELHI: India’s ministry of state for ports, shipping, and waterways has signed a pact with the ministry of civil aviation to develop seaplane services across the country. Announcing this development, the ministry of state for ports, shipping, and waterways said, “MoU for development of seaplanes services under RCS-UDAN scheme signed between the ministry of …

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Pakistani Trade Delegation | Meet Belarusian Minister of Agriculture

BELARUS: Mr. Ghufran Memon, Secretary, National Food Security met with the Minister of Agriculture of Belarus. He was accompanied by Ambassador Sajjad Haider Khan and members of the business delegation from Pakistan representing fruits/vegetables, fertilizer, dairy products, and auto parts. While appreciating the warm hospitality of the Belarusian government, Mr. Memon shared his first hand experiences …

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Serena Oganises Grand Reception | Honoring Legendary Mountaineer Sirbaz Khan

ISLAMABAD: The successful ascent of Mt. Everest by Pakistani Mountaineer Sirbaz Khan was feted at a high-profile reception by Serena Hotels on Wednesday evening. On 12th May 2021, Sirbaz had summited the world’s tallest peak as part of “Mission 14”, his quest to become the first Pakistani to scale all 14 peaks over 8000 m …

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UNWTO Announces | New Dates for World Forum On Gastronomy Tourism

BELGIUM: The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Basque Culinary Center (BCC), VISITFLANDERS and the city of Bruges have announced new dates for the 6th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism.  Held under the theme ‘Gastronomy Tourism: Promoting Rural Tourism and Regional Development’, the forum will take place October 31 – November 2 in Bruges, Belgium.  The …

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Promoting Ecotourism | Queen Hosts G7 Leaders At Cornwall’s Eden Project

LONDON: Queen Elizabeth II has hosted the Group of Seven leaders at an evening reception where Britain’s royals mingled with some of the world’s most powerful politicians. The event, which was closed to most media, saw royals, world leaders and their spouses enjoying drinks at Cornwall’s Eden Project, an attraction that features the world’s largest …

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Saudi Arabia Restricts | Hajj to Its Citizens Only This Year Also

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has restricted the annual Hajj pilgrimage to its own citizens and residents for the second year running in response to the coronavirus pandemic, while limiting the number of pilgrims is 60,000, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) has reported. Only people aged between 18 and 65 who have been vaccinated or immunised from the …

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Cruise Industry to Generate | $6.6B in 2021 Compare to $27.4bn Of 2019

The COVID-19 had a devastating impact on the global cruise industry, with cruise lines practically disappearing after the pandemic hit and all operators witnessing double-digit sales drop. However, it seems that 2021 might bring a new hit to the sector, which is already on its knees. According to data presented by StockApps.com, the entire cruise …

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Implementing Covid-19 SOPs | Training Workshops Held For Tourist Handlers

PESHAWAR: The special training workshops on implementing the standard operating procedures (SOPs) and safety measures against the coronavirus and raising awareness about the viral disease among the stakeholders and revival of tourism in the province are going on at various districts of the province simultaneously. The Directorate of Tourist Services (DTS) – a wing of …

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