volume 83-2021

Dubai Tourism Ropes In | Hollywood Stars For New Global Campaign

DUBAI: Dubai Tourism has launched a new global campaign, Dubai Presents, showcasing the Middle Eastern city via a series of blockbuster trailers featuring Hollywood stars Jessica Alba and Zac Efron. The campaign invites global travelers to put themselves in the picture, write their own script and appear in their very own cinematic adventure, with Dubai’s …

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A Year Of Free Flights | Qantas Offers to 10 Fully Vaccinated Aussies

MASCOT: Qantas will give ten fully vaccinated Australians a free year of unlimited travel on Qantas and Jetstar, covering both domestic and international flights. The airline plans to launch its ‘vaccination contest’ within the coming months, with entry open to all Australians who have been fully vaccinated by the end of 2021. Qantas CEO Alan …

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Germany Wins | World Heritage Site Status For 7 New Locations

DUBAI: Seven new locations in Germany have been awarded World Heritage Site status by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) during the recently held 44th Unesco meeting in China.  With the updated official Unesco list counting more than 1,000 sites in 167 countries around the world, Germany now boasts 51 recognised World Heritage …

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Qatar Airways Grounded | 13 Airbus A350 Due To Paint Issue

DOHA: On August 5,   in a statement issued by the airline, Qatar Airways mentioned that it is following the explicit written instruction of its regulator, thirteen Airbus A350 aircraft have now been grounded, effectively removing them from service until such time as the root cause can be established and a satisfactory solution made available to …

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UNWTO Signs | Agreement For Green Hotel Investments

MADRID: The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) of the United Nations has signed an agreement with Destination Capital (DC), a Thailand-based private equity real estate investment company to support the rejuvenation of the hotel industry. The arrangement supports the relationship DC has with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to promote investment in green and sustainable tourism …

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KP & GB See | Extra Ordinary Tourism Season

GILGIT: Booming Tourism comes back in scenic Gilgit Baltistan (GB) where so far up to 1 million local and foreign tourists thronged during the ongoing summer season to enjoy its mesmerizing weather and eye-catching mountainous terrain. Bordering Afghanistan and China, Gilgit-Baltistan is Pakistan’s favorite tourist destination and was listed by Forbes among the 10 “coolest …

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Gulf Air Starts | Daily Flights to Paris After French ‘Green List’ Nod

MANAMA: Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air has started its services to the French capital from Monday, August 2.  This is in line with the latest decision by the French authorities to add the Kingdom of Bahrain to their Green List.  Being on the green list will mean that citizens and residents of Bahrain will be …

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