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PM Imran Khan inaugurates online visa system to promote tourism

He says the govt will ensure nobody damages tourist sites and the environment

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Government to initiate crackdown against terrorism: federal information minister

Says work over the plans has been started in different phases

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Pakistan to grant visas on arrival to residents of 50 countries

It is also working on an e-visa system and easier visa procedures for students and journalists

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Pakistan plans to ease visa policy for 55 countries to revive tourism

Figo and Kaka were recently denied visas to Pakistan

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Pokemon Go creator to develop GPS-based tourism games

A tourism-based Harry Potter game will be launched soon as well

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PM Khan says he wants to learn how to transform the country from Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad

Malaysia and Pakistan sign agreement to partially abolish visas for travel between the two countries

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With its snow-capped peaks and lush plains, the Haramosh Valley is Gilgit’s best kept secret

Only a local driver can drive navigate the rugged landscape to reach its Kutwal Lake

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Exclusive: How Shangla discovered its magic mushrooms

Shangla’s IDPs learnt their value when they fled during the fighting

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This 2,000-year-old city in Saudi Arabia has everything but the crowds

There are 111 tombs at Mada’in Saleh, which is Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO Heritage Site

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SpaceX announces new plan to send tourist around Moon

SpaceX gave no further details, but said more information would follow on Monday.

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Watch: Peace and tourism have returned to Chitral

With peace comes many things, but in Chitral it means that tourism is back and bigger than ever. After militancy was pushed out of the valley, tourists and tour guides flocked back to the area. Read more here.

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Tour guides return to Chitral as tourism picks up post-militancy

When militancy swept into Chitral in 2012, it blew a hole in the main source of jobs: tourism. People used to come here for the Kalash culture, five hundred valleys and two hundred of the world’s highest peaks. But then the economy crashed and people were forced to leave for greener pastures both in Pakistan…

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Floods close airport in Indian tourist hotspot of Kerala

Flights in and out of the Indian tourist hotspot of Kerala were cancelled for three days Wednesday as severe monsoon flooding ravaged the region. At least 39 people have been killed in the past three weeks and more than 50,000 displaced in an area famed for its palm-lined beaches and tea plantations. Authorities have opened…

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Zimbabwe edges back onto tourist map

After nearly two decades in the doldrums, Zimbabwe’s tourism sector is enjoying a rebound, with visitors returning in droves to see the majestic Victoria Falls and explore unspoilt safari reserves.

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Maldives tourism thrives despite political crackdown

Foreigners are flocking to the Maldives in ever-greater numbers despite an outcry abroad over the strongman president’s crackdown on political dissent and the locking up of opponents, official figures showed. The number of tourists visiting the white-sanded Indian Ocean archipelago soared 10 percent year-on-year to 726,515 in the first half of 2018, according to tourism…

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First space tourist flights could come in 2019

The two companies leading the pack in the pursuit of space tourism say they are just months away from their first out-of-this-world passenger flights — though neither has set a firm date. Virgin Galactic, founded by British billionaire Richard Branson, and Blue Origin, by Amazon creator Jeff Bezos, are racing to be the first to…

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Offensive Peshawar tourist films Kalash women despite protests in viral video

As summer approaches, people head to the northern areas to enjoy the weather and view—and in one chappie’s case it was the local women. On Tuesday a video went viral of a tourist filming women in the Kalash Valley despite their repeated calls for him to stop. It is not clear when the video was shot. When…

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Tourism keeps Vietnam’s ancient water puppets afloat

In a darkened theatre in central Hanoi, a wooden dragon emerges from a pool to the sound of cymbals crashing in a traditional water puppet show that lures hundreds of tourists daily but is largely shunned by locals. Backstage behind a thin bamboo screen, around 20 puppeteers slosh around waist-deep in rubber overalls wielding the…

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Qatar offers visa-free entry to Pakistanis

Pakistani citizens can now take advantage of visa-free entry into Qatar. The Gulf country is inviting Pakistani tourists to explore its culture and heritage with added benefit of visa-free entry. The Pakistani citizens can be granted a visa waiver for a period of 30 days on their arrival in Qatar, given the following conditions: >…

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