US company mulls investing $100m in Gilgit-Baltistan

ISLAMABAD: A delegation of True North, a US-based investment company, has expressed its keen interest to invest in the tourism sector of Gilgit-Baltistan. A...

Govt to launch national tourism promotion app

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) would launch a national tourism promotion application to provide the necessary and latest...

Booming hospitality Industry

Bullish about growth in the hospitality business, Avari Group of Companies that owns Avari Towers in Karachi is launching five new hotels...

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

Pak-China CPEC Cultural Caravan to boost tourism: MD PTDC

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) Managing Director (MD) Abdul Ghafoor, on Sunday, said that Pakistan and China’s joint cultural caravan will boost...

PM inaugurates online visa facility, forms tourism coordination board

– PM says new visa regime is a manifestation of improved security situation – Says online visa facility would help tourists obtain visas from...

Lamsal invites business community to gain from investment opportunities in Nepal

Nepal's Ambassador to Pakistan, Ms Sewa Lamsal Adhikari said here on Monday that Pakistan and Nepal had a tremendous potential in areas...

Etihad exempted from laptop ban for US bound flights

Abu Dhabi: At Abu Dhabi International Airport, travelers bound for the United States on Tuesday enjoyed something many others flying out of...

World Bank to sponsor PTDC

The World Bank will help the Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) develop tourist facilities and resorts in the country by sponsoring different...

About time to bring tourism investments in Pakistan: MD PTDC

Managing Director (MD) of Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor, on the 2nd day of his visit to Kuwait, participated...

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...

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...

Railways set to re-launch Kohat Rail Car on January 25

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Railways (PR) will re-launch Kohat Rail Car on January 25 and all arrangements in this regard are being finalised. Earlier, PR had...

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

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FBR proposes up to Rs40,000 tax for shopkeepers

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has proposed a maximum Rs40,000 fixed tax for shopkeepers, Pakistan Today has learnt. As per the documents, the tax...

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