volume 88-2021

Exploring Tourism Potential | KPCTA, OPPO Join Hands

PESHAWAR: Under the “Discover the faces of Pakistan” project, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Culture and Tourism Authority (KPCTA) and OPPO have joined hands to explore and highlight the tourism potential, cultural heritage, and historic sites through different initiatives, including publicity via social media platform, in the province. The project is aimed at highlighting portrait photography and …

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Free From Debt | Alitalia is Ready To Fly Again

ROME: Italy’s new state-backed airline, Italia Trasporto Aereo, will seek to buy the Alitalia name in time for its start of service in mid-October. A market-price auction of the brand was outlined in a decision released Friday last by the European Commission. It’s one of the measures required in order to consider ITA a separate …

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Saudi Arabia Extends | Residence Permits Validity Till November 30

RIYADH:  The Saudi General Directorate of Passports has begun automatically extending the validity of residence permits for expatriates outside the kingdom, in addition, to visit visas and exit and re-entry visas without any fees or extra charges for all expatriates until November 30, reported the Saudi Press Agency.  This extension, which comes as per the …

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EU Vaccinated Tourists | Can Travel To Canada For Tourism

OTTAWA: The Government of Canada has announced that now all European tourists who have been fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 disease can travel to Canada for travel and tourism purposes. To be permitted to enter the country, EU travellers must prove that they have received one of the vaccine doses accepted as valid proof of …

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Venice Battles Overtourism | All Bookings & Visits Through App

VENICE: Now, a month after cruise ships were banned from the lagoon, city authorities are preparing to demand that tourists pre-book their visit on an app and charge day-trippers between $3.50 and $12 to enter, depending on the time of the year. Airport-like turnstiles are being tested to control the flow of people and, should …

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The Tourism Game Changer | ECNEC Approves 40 Billion ‘Dir Motorway’ Project

CHAKDARA: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) of Pakistan in its recent meeting approved three major development projects worth Rs. 339 billion.  Among the projects approved is Dir Motorway, a much-needed connectivity project in northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and a real tourism game-changer, which will definitely boost the regional tourism and trade …

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Heritage ‘Bhatia Bhawan’ | With Court Approval Razed To The Ground

KARACHI: Despite tall claims, the Sindh culture, tourism, antiquities, and archives department failed to save Bhatia Bhawan, one of the oldest heritage sites in the metropolis. By the time outcry on the demolition, allegedly by the owner, prompted the department into action last October, only the building’s facade and peripheral structure had remained. This week, …

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LAHORE: Airblue has launched a new service from Ras Al Khaimah to Lahore as demand from the passengers surged after visa and travel restrictions were eased by the UAE authorities. The airline’s first flight from Lahore to Ras Al Khaimah landed on Sunday night and returned to the historical city early Monday, September 6. “We …

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