Tag: Pakistan

Etihad and Pakistan International Airlines re-launch codeshare partnership

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 13, 2019 16:45

Etihad Airways (Etihad), the national airline of the UAE, and the flag carrier of Pakistan, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), have relaunched their codeshare partnership to provide their customers with greater ... Read More

Inferno: 73 passengers killed in Pakistan train fire disaster

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 31, 2019 15:45

At least 73 train passengers were killed and 40 were injured when a gas stove exploded on board of packed Rawalpindi-bound Tezgam Express near Rahim Yar Khan in Pakistan on ... Read More

Indian Prime Minister denied use of Pakistani airspace

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 28, 2019 23:15

Pakistan said that it did not permit Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to fly through its airspace. Islamabad has cited alleged human rights violations in Indian-administered Kashmir as a reason ... Read More

India lifts all air traffic restrictions imposed after February flare-up with Pakistan

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 1, 2019 16:15

India has lifted all the restrictions that were imposed on air traffic back in February over the surge in hostilities with Pakistan. The move is apparently a signal to Islamabad ... Read More

Qatar Airways inaugurates its third gateway to Morocco

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 30, 2019 16:38

Qatar Airways’ first flight from Doha to Rabat landed on Wednesday at Rabat–Salé Airport, marking the airline’s third gateway to Morocco. Qatar Airways flight QR 1463, operated by a Boeing ... Read More

Pakistan Airlines connects Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi with Tokyo

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 27, 2019 07:52

The Pakistan International Airlines has decided to resume its two weekly flights to Tokyo from May 30 after a suspension of three months. The problem PIA had been facing was ... Read More

Good news for Pakistan Tourism comes from British Airways

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2019 23:03

British Airways has great news for the Pakistan travel and tourism industry. Tourism in Pakistan is a growing industry.  In 2018, the British Backpacker Society ranked Pakistan as the world's top adventure travel ... Read More

Qatar Airways and Qatar National Tourism Council partner for ‘Summer in Qatar’ program

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 15:40

Qatar Airways partnered with Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) to offer passengers up to 25 per cent discount on airfares for all flights to Doha as a final destination from ... Read More

Air India axes loss-making Mumbai-New York direct flight

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 20, 2019 22:20

India's troubled national flag carrier announced its decision to discontinue their direct service between Mumbai and New York, due to 'poor demand.' According to the Air India officials, Mumbai-New York ... Read More

Pakistan eases visa restrictions: Promoting religious tourism

editor editor- May 18, 2019 01:10

Pakistan is promoting religious pluralism by easing visa restrictions and promoting religious tourism to support religious inclusivity. This was explained by Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, Dr. Asad Majeed ... Read More

Hotel Gwadar clearance operation completed: All terrorists killed

editor editor- May 13, 2019 22:36

Pakistan Security Forces have completed the clearance operation at the luxury Pearl Continental (PC) Hotel Gwadar. All three terrorists have been killed. The terrorists’ bodies are being held for identification, ... Read More

Armed opposers of Chinese investments in Pakistan stormed five star hotel

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 11, 2019 21:15

Three gunmen have stormed the five-star hotel Pearl-Continental Hotel Gwadain un the Pakistani province of Balochistan, killing at least one person, officials say. A hotel spokesman said there were not many ... Read More

Armed terrorists storm five-star hotel in Pakistan, one person killed in attack

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 11, 2019 15:46

Gunshots were heard as a group of armed gunmen stormed a private five-star hotel in the southwestern Pakistani port-city of Gwadar, officials confirmed. At least one person has been killed ... Read More

Degrees of 521 Pakistan Airlines employees found to be fake

editor editor- May 11, 2019 00:21

by Mati-Ullah, Online Editor, DND The Pakistan Minister for the Aviation Division, Ghulam Sarwar Khan, has told the National Assembly that 609 degrees of employees of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) ... Read More

Dubai Airports: Passenger numbers down 2.2% in first quarter of 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019 02:15

Dubai International (DXB) welcomed 22.2 million passengers in the first quarter of 2019, down 2.2 percent from the same period last year due largely to reduced flights and a shift ... Read More

SaferTourism.com: How dangerous is travel according to Dr. Peter Tarlow

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 3, 2019 20:38

The recently concluded 26th International Tourism Security Conference in Las Vegas celebrated over a quarter Century of Tourism Safety and Security. Dr. Peter Tarlow of SaferTourism.com  had a major part ... Read More

Personalize and remove friction for customers, Gulf travel companies told

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019 20:10

Gulf-based travel and hospitality companies that use disruptive technologies to boost personalization and remove friction for customers are likely to become future market leaders, according to experts speaking at Arabian ... Read More

Sri Lanka gets a hug: Solidarity is pouring in from every corner of the world after an Easter Sunday of Terror

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 22, 2019 07:20

After an Easter of Terror Sri Lanka needs a hug. Easter Monday is the day hugs are pouring in from every corner of the world. "I am a Muslim and ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board participation at EmQuest Cricket Mania 2019 – Dubai UAE

editor editor- April 15, 2019 20:59

The Seychelles has been seen on the Dubai Social scene this March as the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) participated in the EmQuest Cricket Mania 2019 which took place at the ... Read More

Pakistan establishes 19 Integrated Tourism Zones to promote tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2019 16:15

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday chaired a meeting in Islamabad on development and promotion of tourism in the Country, at which it was apprised that Integrated Tourism Zones ... Read More

19 more hotels with 3000 rooms to be added to Marriott Hotels in Middle East and Africa

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 8, 2019 07:25

Marriott International expects to add 19 new properties and more than 3,000 rooms to its  Middle East and Africa portfolio in 2019.  Underpinning a strong demand for its diverse brands, ... Read More

Tourism plays a major role in poverty alleviation, says PM Imran Khan

editor editor- April 3, 2019 23:53

Calling the tourism industry as a major role in poverty alleviation and one of his top priorities, Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has unveiled his vision and features of ... Read More

Pope Francis appoints Tanzanian prelate to represent the Vatican in New Zealand

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- April 3, 2019 02:46

Pope Francis has appointed the Tanzanian born prelate, Archbishop Novatus Rugambwa, as Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand and Apostolic Delegate to the countries of the Pacific Ocean. The Pontiff had ... Read More

Pakistan regrets India’s decision to postpone Kartarpur meeting

editor editor- March 30, 2019 00:55

Pakistan was set to welcome a meeting between the India and Pakistan on the Kartarpur Corridor, which will be one of the top religious tourism destinations in South Asia. The ... Read More

Seychelles well welcomed and promoted at highly-reputable school in Abu Dhabi

editor editor- March 4, 2019 22:04

Seychelles Tourism Board’s (STB) office in Abu Dhabi provided students, parents and teachers with the chance to learn more about Seychelles through their presence at the British School Al Khubairat ... Read More

Pakistan resumes train service with neighboring India

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 4, 2019 17:05

A Pakistani railway official has said a key train service with neighboring India has resumed. The move is seen as another sign of easing tensions between the two nuclear-armed rivals ... Read More

Pakistan International Airlines flies from Peshawar to Al Ain, UAE

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 26, 2019 19:10

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) launched bi-weekly flights connecting Al Ain, UAE with Peshawar, Pakistan. Maarten De Groof, Chief Commercial Officer of Abu Dhabi Airports, said: “Pakistan has always been one ... Read More

Fall in love at first sight with Pakistan

editor editor- February 14, 2019 21:49

“To everyone who loves to travel, but still is full of stereotypes presented by the media these days, I highly recommend to always trust your feelings and experiences only. There’s ... Read More

Pakistan eases tourist restrictions, announces on-arrival and e-visas

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 25, 2019 19:25

The government of Pakistan has announced plans on Friday to relax visa restrictions for visitors from 90 countries, including the U.S. and European Union, in a bid to boost its ... Read More

South Asia Tourism finds prominent footing in world economy

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- January 24, 2019 01:16

A just-released UN report, provides facts and figures to show the importance of South Asia Tourism. Read More

FITUR beats the record for participation in its most international edition yet

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 22, 2019 17:25

From 23 to 27 January, Madrid will once again become the focus of attention for the international tourism community with FITUR, the International Tourism Fair, organized by IFEMA. This year’s ... Read More

Uganda makes top 3: Must Photograph for 2019

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- January 22, 2019 01:25

A global survey of Facebook posts, commissioned by Huawei on the occasion of launching their latest smart phone, brought about some astonishing results. Uganda, often referred to as the Pearl ... Read More

eTN Sri Lanka contributor appointed to international board of Asian Eco-Tourism Network 

editor editor- January 14, 2019 21:44

Srilal Miththapala, senior tourism industry personality and regular contributor to eTurboNews from Sri Lanka, has been appointed to the Board of the Asian Eco-Tourism Network. Read More

Pakistan Foreign Minister: The next big thing is tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 28, 2018 06:56

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Pakistan was projected to be the next big thing in international tourism. “Following exchange rate adjustments, our exports have been picking pace, increasing ... Read More

Six Million Thai Muslims support TAT for promoting Thailand Halal Assembly

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 11, 2018 21:10

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is to again organize a special seminar and one-day tour to promote Thailand as Muslim Friendly Destination on 15-16 December during the annual Thailand Halal Assembly ... Read More

Thai Tourism: International arrivals’ growth in line with the target

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 10, 2018 09:25

The Thai tourism industry recorded total international arrivals of 31.25 million in January-October 2018, up 7.84%, generating an estimated 1.63 trillion Baht in tourism revenue, up by 9.98% over the ... Read More