Travel

First-ever coffee museum opens in Turkey to promote Anatolian coffee culture

Monitoring Desk KARABUK: Turkey’s first-ever coffee museum opened with the collaboration of three coffee masters to keep the 500-year-old coffee culture of Anatolia alive in northern Turkey’s Karabük province, in the western Black Sea Region. Naim Koca and Atilla Narin, authors of the book “The Lost Coffees of Anatolia,” established the “Turkey Coffee Museum” along…

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Oman’s tourism rates soar as expat numbers plummet

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: The number of foreign tourists visiting Oman in April rose by more than a third compared with the same time last year, according to figures issued by the National Center for Statistics and Information (NCSI). There were 330,685 foreign visitors to Oman in April 2019 – 84,452 more than the same month…

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Provision of facilities to visiting tourists directed

F.P. Report MUZAFFARABAD: The Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Raja FarooqHaider Khan Monday directed all the district administrations and tourism department to ensure provision of all basic facilities for the tourists during this tourism season. Addressing a high level meeting held, he directed all concerned heads of the departments to provide timely information…

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Camping pods, tented villages in KP’s hilly areas attract influx of tourists during Eid days

PESHAWAR (APP): The camping pods and tented villages setup by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Tourism Corporation has attracted influx of tourists in Hazara and Malakand divisions during week long vacations of Eidul Fitre. The tourists were provided quality accommodations facilities in the 2-4bed camping pods and tent villages in scores of tourist attractions places and resorts,…

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Domestic tourists throng to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s hilly areas to avoid hot weather during Eid days

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The tourists from plain areas of Pakistan have thronged to scenic hilly resorts and lush green valleys in northern Khyber Pakthunkhwa including Naran and Kaghan valleys of Manshera district to enjoy almost week long holidays in a pleasant weather conditions. Most of scenic hilly valleys and tourist destinations such as Kaghan, Naran,…

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Swat Motorway opens for tourists

Shafi Ullah MINGORA: The Swat Motorway has been opened for small vehicles from Monday. The 81 kilometer-long Swat motorway will facilitate tourists in traveling towards Kalam, Kumrat Valley and Dir. Moreover, the distance between Islamabad and Swat has shrunk to only five hours after the construction of the motorway. Swat motorway has been linked with…

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Hawaii: Tourist spending declined 6.2 percent in April 2019

Monitoring Desk HAWAII: Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.33 billion in April 2019, a decrease of 6.2 percent compared to the same month last year, according to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). Tourism dollars from the Transient Accommodations Tax (TAT) also helped to fund events and…

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Seven tourists killed in Budapest after boat sinks in rainstorm

Monitoring Desk BUDAPEST: Rescue workers were searching a vast length of the River Danube on Thursday for 21 tourists and crew missing after a sightseeing boat collided with a larger ship and sank within seconds. Seven other people are confirmed dead. Police launched a criminal investigation into the collision, which happened during a torrential downpour…

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