Moot discusses practical measures to uplift tourism sector

Experts stress need for professional services, availability of guides and provision of security infrastructure to facilitate foreign tourists ISLAMABAD: One of the panel discussions...

Two-day tourism moot concludes amid suggestions, debate and controversy

ISLAMABAD: Many productive and practical ideas were discussed during the second day of Pakistan Tourism Summit 2019. Continuing on yesterday’s discussions, some speakers suggested that...

PM inaugurates online visa facility, forms tourism coordination board

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South Korea to import more Pakistani workforce

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Pakistan plans to relax visa policy in bid to revive tourism

Pakistan was last a prominent tourist destination in the 1970s when the “hippie trail” brought Western travellers through the apricot and walnut orchards of the Swat Valley and Kashmir on their way to India and Nepal

Moroccan companies invited to explore Pakistan’s tourism sector

ISLAMABAD: Planning, Development and Reform Minister Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar said on Monday that Pakistan was among a few countries that were blessed with beautiful natural...

Malam Jabba project awarded in conformity with all legal requirements: KP govt

The report was submitted to the prime minister Imran Khan by the KP government and stated the ex -Wali of Swat had agreed to provide 270 acres of land for a ski resort and five acres of land for a hotel project

Global airfares, hotel rates to rise in 2019: industry forecast

The CWT/GBTA 2019 forecast said the rise in hotel rates would be driven by an increased demand for air travel, which would fuel demand for rooms. Room rates are expected to rise by more than 5 percent in Asia and Europe, by 2.1 percent in North America and to fall by 1.3 percent in Latin America

China, a popular foreign destination for Pakistani students

Around 22,000 students from Pakistan are currently studying in the country, according to the Pakistani Embassy in China

Draft ferry policy to be submitted for approval in next cabinet meeting

As per this draft policy, no duty and taxes would be applicable on ferry services and on the procurement of a ship for introducing the service in Pakistan

Pakistan’s air traffic growth far below IATA’s projection

KARACHI: Far from near double-digit growth projection by International Air Transport Association (IATA), Pakistan’s domestic air traffic increased by 3 per cent in fiscal...

Pearl Continental to start operations at Malam Jabba Ski Resort

  ISLAMABAD: Hashoo Group announced the signing of a management contract between its subsidiary Pakistan Services Limited and Samsons Group of Companies (PVT) Limited, which...

Travel and tourism contribution to reach Rs986 bn this year

The travel and tourism sector contributed Rs930.9 billion, that is 2.9 per cent of Pakistan’s gross domestic product (GDP), in 2017 and is forecasted...

Pakistan Biggest Auto Show 2018 concludes with a huge turnout of 300,000 visitors

  LAHORE: The Pakistan Auto Show 2018 concluded at the Expo Centre in Lahore. The three-day grand event, organised by the Pakistan Association of Automotive Parts...

Reduction in hotel fares to boost tourism, trade in Pakistan: Turkish Counsel General 

KARACHI: Turkey’s newly appointed Counsel General in Karachi, Tolga Ucak said that Pakistan needs to increase the number of quality hotels and more importantly,...

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