Articles tagged “pakistan”

British Airways to Resume Flights to Pakistan

British Airways to Resume Flights to Pakistan

Ismail Dilawar, Bloomberg

Militant violence across Pakistan has drastically declined, and British Airways has decided to return air service to the country, which is keen to lure foreign investment as its economy buckles.

5 months ago

Pakistan’s Long-Distance Rail to Be Overhauled With China’s Help

Pakistan’s Long-Distance Rail to Be Overhauled With China’s Help

Ismail Dilawar and Chris Kay, Bloomberg

China's rekindling of the ancient Silk Road through a planned network of highways, railways, and pipelines linking it with Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Europe is having all sorts of knock-on effects changing tourism infrastructure. The West should take note.

1 year ago

Pakistan Receives More Visitors as Its Security Improves

Pakistan Receives More Visitors as Its Security Improves

Chris Kay, Bloomberg

Since 2013, Pakistan has seen far fewer bombings, which explains why annual tourist arrivals have more than tripled. Let's hope that the country's "Emerging Pakistan" campaign has a tailwind.

2 years ago

The Google Video That Conveys Everything That’s Great About Friends and Family Travel

The Google Video That Conveys Everything That’s Great About Friends and Family Travel

Rafat Ali, Skift

The universal human search for connection -- and the travel that fosters it -- as satisfied by Google products. It could have been crass, but instead turned out classy and heartwarming.

6 years ago

Pakistan Fights to Revive Adventure Tourism Sector After Years of Violence

Pakistan Fights to Revive Adventure Tourism Sector After Years of Violence

Maria Golovnina, Reuters

Last month's Taliban attack on innocent adventurers is the most recent of act of violence that's robbed Pakistan of a potentially booming sports and adventure tourism market.

6 years ago

Pakistan’s tourism industry suffers after climber shootings

Pakistan’s tourism industry suffers after climber shootings

Rebecca Santana , Associated Press

The militancy that's long discouraged tourism to Pakistan has now tainted the nation's most peaceful region, and subsequent cancellations in every area of the industry don't bode well for the future of tourism there.

6 years ago

Big blow to Pakistan’s tiny tourism economy as 9 foreign tourists killed

Big blow to Pakistan’s tiny tourism economy as 9 foreign tourists killed

Sebastian Abbot, Associated Press

Pakistan's mountainous north of Baltistan has been seen as relatively safe, and these killings will be a blow to whatever small adventure tourism was going on in the region.

6 years ago

What can Lahore, Pakistan do to restore it’s great Walled City?

What can Lahore, Pakistan do to restore it’s great Walled City?

Jason Burke, The Guardian

When you mix years of mis-management, a bit of corruption, ambitious developers, and historic sites, the result can be anyone's guess. But it would be wise for city leaders to bet on the structure that's been around for centuries instead of another new mall.

6 years ago

Pakistan’s ailing trains show a country a long way from getting on track

Only about one-third of the 500 train engines in Pakistan are said to be operational. Its railways are so unreliable that many people skip them altogether, and prefer to take a bus. As the story says, if you want to understand Pakistan, "see its railways."

6 years ago

Pakistan is building $30 million amusement park in Bin Laden’s former backyard

Pakistan is building $30 million amusement park in Bin Laden’s former backyard

The Guardian

Nobody's going to forget about Osama bin Laden any time soon, so if Pakistan is serious about the project it should figure out a way to use the world-wide fugitive's local story to raise interest in a place outsiders never think about.

6 years ago

Pakistan and India to grant reciprocal group tourist visas for first time in their histories

Pakistan and India to grant reciprocal group tourist visas for first time in their histories

Bibhudatta Pradhan, Bloomberg

The relaxed regulations are meant to increase business travel and spur trade between the two nations and, along with visa announcements earlier this month, will also increase tourism.

6 years ago

Pakistan Airlines fined for holding passengers on board over five hour delay

Pakistan Airlines fined for holding passengers on board over five hour delay

Although the DOT puts a time limit on how long passengers can be held on the tarmac, it is ultimately up to the judgment of the airline whether conditions are safe for customers to de-board.

7 years ago