Travel

New visa policy to help promote tourism: Afridi

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Interior, Shehryar Khan Afridi Wednesday said new visa policy was one of the proactive measures adopted to promote tourism in Pakistan. “Pakistan is a safe country for tourism. The new  visa policy will be helpful in tourism promotion. We want to show beauty of Pakistan to world,” he…

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Gambia aims to diversify tourism

BANJUL (AA): Tourism is one of the most important sectors for Gambia as it contributes one fourth to the country’s total gross domestic product (GDP), a minister said. Gambian Tourism and Culture Minister Hamat Bah said his country has diversified tourism attractions and they have taken measures to improve it. Speaking to Anadolu Agency at…

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First US Millennial Travel Forum Kicks Off in LA

Monitoring Desk LOS ANGELES: The first domestic Millennial Travel Forum officially kicked off this Sunday in Los Angeles. And, you don’t even need to be in attendance to follow the show and sell the destination. The Millennial Travel Forum, which runs through April 4, was first launched by travAlliancemedia last year to showcase millennial travel…

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Swiss tourists visit Kalash valley

F.P. Report CHITRAL: A couple from Switzerland visited the Kalash valley and enjoyed the beauty of serene spots and the indigenous culture of Kalash people. In-charge Tourist Information Centre (TIC) in Chitral, Zarin Khan, briefed the tourists on the religious rites, local culture, traditions, tourist attractions and various festivals, particularly the Chilimjusht or Joshi festival…

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Shanghai to host world travel fair

SHANGHAI (Xinhua): Over 750 exhibitors from 53 countries and regions have registered to take part in the 2019 Shanghai World Travel Fair to be held from April 18 to 21. The Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture and Tourism said Morocco, Madagascar, Papua New Guinea, Gabon and Turkmenistan will make their debuts at the fair. Long-term…

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Tourism police to be operationalised soon: TCKP

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The tourism police in Khyber Pakthunkhwa will be operationalised soon after Eidul Fitre to facilitate foreign and domestic tourists in exploration of the God gifted natural beauties of the province in professional way. Tourism police, in the first phase, are being raised for famous tourists’ destinations Galyat- Thandyani Abbottabad, Swat, Chitral and…

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Portugal’s tourism sector witnesses on the rise

Monitoring Desk LISBON: The Travel & Tourism sector grew by one of the highest rates in Europe to contribute 1 euro in five euros of all jobs in the Portugal economy last year demonstrating the importance of the sector to the country. These figures come from the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) annual review…

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3.2m foreigners visited Turkey this year

ISTANBUL (AA): Turkey hosted more than 3.2 million foreigners during the first two months of this year, the Culture and Tourism Ministry announced Friday. The number of foreigners visiting Turkey rose 7.4 percent year-on-year in the period, official figures showed. Istanbul, Turkey’s largest city by population and a top tourist destination, attracted nearly 59 percent…

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‘Grand Tourism Show’ to be organized in Zanzibar this year

Monitoring Desk After a successful and the first international tourism show held in Zanzibar last year, now the Indian Ocean Island is organizing a second premier exhibition that is scheduled to take place in September this year. An organizing committee that will oversee the preparations of the second Zanzibar Tourism Show, scheduled to take place…

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Saudi tourism body to train 25,000 women in tourism sector

Monitoring Desk RIYADH: There are plans to increase the number of Saudi women in the tourism sector, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. The director general of the National Center for Tourism Human Resources Development, Nasser Al-Nashmi, said more than 9,000 women had benefited from the body’s training programs. The center intended to train around…

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