volume 79-2021

‘It’s Time’ | New York Launches $30m Tourism Campaign

NEW YORK: A $30 million promotional campaign, aimed at luring back all the visitors who vanished during the pandemic, is about to get underway. The city’s biggest advertising campaign in decades hopes to encourage would-be visitors with the slogan: “It’s time for New York City.” As New York City fully reopens, tourism officials are hoping …

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Big Birds In Action | Emirates To Fly Over 30 A380s This Summer

DUBAI: Emirates is ramping up their operations and expanding services across their network, as entry restrictions ease for travellers. The airline has been gradually and safely rebuilding their route network and advancing their strategy to optimise their presence in key markets; to serve leisure and growing business travel demand. Currently Emirates serves 115 global passenger …

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TAT Promotes | Low-Carbon Tourism

BANGKOK: The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently signed a MoU with the Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organisation (TGO) and the Thai Ecotourism and Adventure Travel Association (TEATA) to promote low-carbon tourism and implementation of climate action for sustainability. Under the partnership, TAT will be prominently involved in technical workshops with the TGO and TEATA …

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KP Launches | Eco-Friendly Project ‘Waste-Free Tourism’

PESHAWAR: The Tourism Department under the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Integrated Tourism Development Project (KITE) has launched a new initiative to promote responsible tourism for a waste-free future at the tourist sites of the province. The KITE, Galiyat Development Authority, Abbottabad, and Nestlé Pakistan jointly launched the initiative – Travel Responsibly for Experiencing Ecotourism in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa …

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Monsters Or a Must? | Venice Tussles With Return Of Cruise Ships

VENICE: From his booth facing the gondola station at St Mark’s Square, the photographer Maurizio Torresan is as much a witness to the ebb and flow of Venice’s high tides as he is to its tourists. The last time he took a photo of a packed square was on 21 February 2020, two days before …

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Canada Removes Travel Ban | PIA Resumes Flights to Toronto

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has announced resumption of direct flights to Toronto, Canada. A PIA spokesman said on Monday, June 21, that Canadian officials had allowed PIA to resume flights to Toronto. Operations had earlier been restricted to cargo only on Pakistan to Canada routes due to a surge in Covid-19 cases. However, other …

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Dubai Eases | Travel Restrictions From India, Other Countries

DUBAI: Dubai has eased travel restrictions for its residents from certain countries, including India, if they have received two doses of a UAE-approved vaccine, said a report.  The Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management in Dubai, headed by Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, announced updates to Dubai’s travel protocols for inbound …

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First Sadpara Air Safari | Takes To Skies To Show National Scenic Beauty

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) resumed its Air Safari service on Saturday, June 19, with a flight from Islamabad to Skardu to boost national tourism both domestically and internationally. The service remained closed for nearly two years due to operational difficulties. According to the airline, the one-way fare of the flight will cost Rs25, …

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