US company mulls investing $100m in Gilgit-Baltistan

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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

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...

Moot discusses practical measures to uplift tourism sector

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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...

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...

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...

Qatar dispute with Gulf countries hurting international businesses

Doha/Dubai: International businesses are being caught in the crossfire of Qatar’s dispute with its Arab neighbors as it delays shipments, lengthens travel...

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...

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...

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

President for expanding trade ties with Jordan

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain Wednesday while stressing the significance of trade between Pakistan and Jordan, said regular exchange of trade delegations could...

Tourism industry, govt for developing national economy through sustainable tourism

A National Tourism Conference, (themed) Discover Pakistan, was a multi-stakeholder effort that aimed to address issues faced by the Pakistan Tourism Industry...

PTDC to launch tourist police force based on Thailand’s model

Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) Managing Director Abdul Ghafoor said on Wednesday that the government would introduce a special police force based...

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FIA recovers Rs7bn in 2019, PM’s aide claims

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister's Special Assistant (SAPM) on Accountability Shahzad Akbar on Friday announced that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has recovered Rs7 billion during...