Travel

Tourism is key to rapprochement and peace: Egyptian minister

Monitoring Desk CAIRO: Egyptian Tourism Minister Rania al-Mashat and winner of IIPT Award said that Tourism and travel are the key to peaceful borders, cultural exchanges, bridge-building, communication, rapprochement and peace, especially in light of recent political and economic changes in the world. World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) conducted a study revealing that the…

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19 Integrated Tourism Zones being established

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan was told on Thursday that 19 Integrated Tourism Zones were being established in various parts of the country including 11 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 8 in Punjab, to promote tourism. The Integrated Tourism Zones were being developed at places like Gabeen Jabba, Swat (elevation 9,200 feet above sea…

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Turkey ranks 3rd ‘halal tourist’ destination

ANKARA (AA): Turkey was ranked the world’s third best tourist destination conforming to Islamic guidelines (known as halal) in 2019 by the Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) released earlier this week. Singapore-based Mastercard-Crescent rating agency said in its latest report that Indonesia along with Malaysia claimed the top spot on the index, both with a…

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Robust travel and tourism activity boost Dubai’s private sector

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: Dubai’s non-oil private sector continued its growth path last month, boosted by robust activity in travel and tourism, a latest reading of the emirate’s economy showed. Emirates NBD’s seasonally adjusted Dubai Economy Tracker Index rose to 57.6 in March, the highest reading since May last year, from 55.8 in February. A number…

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Tourists’ facilitation center set up in Dir

F. P Report TIMERGARA:  The Lower Dir traffic police on the directives of district police officer Arif Shahbaz Wazir on Wednesday set up a tourists’ information center at Bab e Dir check post Chakdara, the entrance to the area in order to facilitate national and international tourists. The Adenzai tehsil nazim Qamar Zaman and traffic…

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Sri Lanka receives more than 0.2 million tourists in March

Monitoring Desk COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s tourist arrivals are up 4.7 per cent in March 2019 compared to the same period last year, according to the data released by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA). Around 244,328 tourists arrived in the country in March 2019 compared to the 233,382 arrivals in March 2018. India, United…

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Xinjiang receives more than 10,000 tourists on first day of “Tomb-sweeping Day Holiday”

Monitoring Desk URUMQI: Tourists are swarming to northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region as flowers there are in full bloom. “We received more than 10,000 tourists during the first day of the Tomb-sweeping Day holiday,” said Wang Ziyang, whose tourism company runs tours to a scenic area featuring apricot flowers in Xinyuan County. “We added…

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Can fetch sizeable amount to national exchequer: Balahisar fort, an architectural wonder becomes tourists’ destination

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Known for its architectural wonder, heritage value and glorious history world over, Balahisar fort has become main centre of attraction for general public and tourists to see rare view of its various primitive places and architectural designs of this great national monument. Spreading over an area of 15.4 acres and built of…

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