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Pakistan climbs up in WEF’s global travel & tourism ranking

Pakistan climbs up in WEF’s global travel & tourism ranking

Pakistan has increased its ranking by one point – currently at 124 out of 136 countries – according to the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index 2017 released by the World Economic Forum. In 2016, Pakistan witnessed less than a million international tourists, with an average receipt per arrival estimated  at $328.3. The total receipts from […]

US judge extends order blocking Trump travel ban

US judge extends order blocking Trump travel ban

By: AFP  LOS ANGELES: The US federal judge who halted President Donald Trump’s revised ban on refugee resettlement and arrivals of people from six mainly Muslim countries has extended his order blocking its implementation. US District Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii said Wednesday he had turned his original temporary restraining order into a preliminary injunction. Such an […]

The idea of a ban on travel to America is heartbreaking, says Mohsin Hamid

The idea of a ban on travel to America is heartbreaking, says Mohsin Hamid

The idea of a ban on travel to America is heartbreaking, says Mohsin Hamid DESK REPORT Mohsin Hamid appeared on Seth Myers’ late night show to talk about his latest book Exit West Mohsin Hamid appeared on Seth Myers’ late night show to talk about his latest book Exit West Novelist Mohsin Hamid made it […]

Trump’s travel ban has revoked 60,000 visas for now

Trump’s travel ban has revoked 60,000 visas for now

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON: About 60,000 visas were revoked under U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily halting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, the State Department said on Friday, in one of several government communications clarifying how the order is being rolled out. The revocation means the government voided travel visas for people trying to enter the […]

Angelina Jolie slams Trump travel ban, calls for ´compassionate America´

Angelina Jolie slams Trump travel ban, calls for ´compassionate America´

LOS ANGELES: Actress and human rights advocate Angelina Jolie on Thursday said US President Donald Trump´s executive order barring travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries hurts vulnerable refugees and could fuel extremism. Without directly naming Trump, Jolie, who has served as a special envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, said in a New […]

Trump says his travel ban needed to ensure US religious freedom

Trump says his travel ban needed to ensure US religious freedom

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump defended his order to temporarily bar entry to people from seven majority-Muslim nations, which has come under intense criticism at home and abroad, saying on Thursday it was crucial to ensuring religious freedom and tolerance in America. Trump, speaking at a prayer breakfast attended by politicians, faith leaders and guests […]

Trump travel ban not anti-Islam, says UAE minister

Trump travel ban not anti-Islam, says UAE minister

US President Donald Trump´s travel ban on citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations is not anti-Islam, the United Arab Emirates foreign minister said on Wednesday. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan, whose country like neighbouring Saudi Arabia is a close ally of Washington, said it was “wrong to say” that the decision by the new US administration […]

50 Things You Must Do When Visiting London, London 2016 GoPro Travel video – Yordi

50 Things You Must Do When Visiting London, London 2016 GoPro Travel video – Yordi

 50 Things You Must Do When Visiting London London 2016 GoPro Travel video – Yordi One of the world’s most visited cities, London has something for everyone: from history and culture to fine food and good times. Click here to watch amazing vide: London 2016 GoPro Travel video – Yordi, 50 Things You Must Do When […]

Adventure travel in Gilgit-Baltistan–Talk at the High Commission

Adventure travel in Gilgit-Baltistan–Talk at the High Commission

A large number of tourists and adventure travellers assembled at the Pakistan High Commission in London last evening. Author and filmmaker Mick Conefrey, journalist Matthew Green and Wild Frontiers’ founder Jonny Bealby shared with them the thrilling and fascinating tales of adventure travel and best kept secrets from the land of mighty peaks of Pakistan. Their first […]