Tourism

  Two dead, 368 rescued from capsized S. Korea ferry: official

SEOUL: Two bodies have been recovered and 368 people rescued from a South Korean ferry that capsized at sea Wednesday with 477 passengers and crew on board, a senior government official said. "So far, 368 have been rescued," Lee Gyeong-Og, the vice m...

  Four dead, 291 missing in S. Korea ferry sinking

JINDO: South Korean rescuers, including elite navy SEAL divers, worked frantically under floodlights Wednesday to find nearly 300 people missing after a ferry sank with 459 on board, mostly high school students bound for a holiday island. Lee Gyeong-...

  Tourists Left Red-faced When Their Holidays are cancelled because Saudi prince 'Books Three Entire Maldive Island Resorts For $30Million'

Tourists have taken to the national tourist board and various news outlets to vent their anger at who: Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud is said to have taken over an entire island where 3 very expensive and beautiful five star hotels are loc...

  Cultural coup inaugural event captivates the audience

MOENJODARO: PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari inaugurated the Sindh Cultural Festival at the historic ruins of Moenjodaro on Saturday night, which would continue for 15 days.Speaking to reporters, Bilawal Bhutto described the festival as a historic...

  Colourful Sindh Festival kicks off at Mohenjodaro

MOHENJODARO: Hoards of holk dancers and singers wearing traditional multicoloured dresses gathered Saturday at one of the world's most ancient archaeological sites in southern Pakistan for a festival that organizers say aspires to promote peace in a ...

  One-way trip to Mars? Sign me up, says Frenchwoman

PARIS: A comfortable, middle-class Parisian life may be the envy of many people, but Florence Porcel would give it all up to be among the first Earthlings to settle on Mars -- even with no option of return. "I have always felt a bit cramped on Earth,...

  ‘Tourism in KP to be revived’

PESHAWAR: A top official of the Tourism Corporation of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has said that efforts were underway to revive tourism in the province through innovative ways. “The TCKP along with Pakistan Railways and PRACS is working hard to revive touris...

  Tourists throng Murree to enjoy snowfall

ISLAMABAD: Thousands of tourists from different areas of Pakistan and abroad are visiting Murree to enjoy snowfall over the beautiful hills. Every year in winter season tourists rushed to Murree to enjoy the snowfall especially in hilly areas. All th...

  Singapore firm launches travel site for Muslims

SINGAPORE: A new website for Muslim travellers which includes a global directory of halal restaurants and dedicated city guides launched Wednesday in a bid to capitalise on the growing number of Islamic tourists. Specialist Singapore-based firm Cr...

  Minister Says 12,000 Afghan Heritage Sites At Risk

Addressing the 4th Milad-e-Kabul Cultural & Research Festival on Wednesday, the Afghan Minister of Information and Culture Makhdom Raheen said that more than 12, 00 cultural heritage sites in Afghanistan are under threat of damage or destruction. ...

  Terror at sea as Thai tourist ferry sinks

PATTAYA: Thai rescuers Monday recounted frantic efforts to pluck terrified survivors from the sea after a crowded tourist ferry sank, leaving six dead including three foreigners, as police searched for the captain who fled. The tragedy raised ...

  India moves to ease visa restrictions to attract tourists

NEW DELHI: India is looking at issuing visas on arrival for visitors from 40 more countries, a minister has said, raising hopes it will overcome national security fears to boost its tourism industry. A meeting of senior officials from the home,...

  US returns looted artifacts to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: The United States returned a Roman wine pitcher and five gold artifacts to Afghanistan on Monday in the fourth official repatriation of stolen Afghan cultural treasures in eight years.   Kabul's ambassador to Washington, Eklil Hakimi,...

  Venice tourists get shock bill at outdoor coffee bar

ROME: Tourists going to Venice beware - and make sure you read the fine print.   Everyone knows the lagoon city can be expensive but seven tourists from Rome got a bitter surprise when their bill for four coffees and three liqueurs at an outdoor ...

  Iraq seeks to promote tourism despite deadly violence

BAGHDAD: As it trundles down busy roads, the minibus packed with tourists would be unremarkable except for two things -- its passengers are Westerners and the city they are in is Baghdad.   Iraq is no stranger to tourism, with countless pilgrims ...

  3 mountaineers go missing in Gilgit-Baltistan

GILGIT: Three mountaineers went missing in Gilgit-Baltistan division while climbing the Broad Peak, media reported Sunday, adding rescue teams have arrived to search for the missing climbers. According to sources, the missing mountaineers had l...

  Malaysian varsity maps 2000-year old Gandhara civilization

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan High Commissioner to Malaysia Mr. Shahid Kiani has felicitated a team of 30 Malaysian researchers who recently carried out a seminal study of the 2000-year-old Gandhara civilization in Peshawar, says a press release received ha...

  Taiwan evacuates 2,000 tourists as super-typhoon looms

TAIPEI: Taiwan evacuated more than 2,000 tourists on Thursday as the island braced for super-typhoon Soulik with authorities warning of fierce winds and torrential rains.   The typhoon, packing gusts of up to 227 kilometres (140 miles) per hour,...

  Oldest Everest climber returns safely from peak

KATMANDU: A brief improvement in weather conditions has allowed the oldest person to climb Mount Everest to leave the mountain on a helicopter.   The aircraft picked up 80-year-old Yuichiro Miura at Camp 2 and flew him to the base camp and then ...

  5,000 cave paintings discovered in Mexico

MEXICO CITY: Archeologists have found nearly 5,000 cave paintings made by hunter-gatherers in a northeastern Mexico mountain range where pre-Hispanic groups were not known to have existed.   The yellow, red, white and black paintings depict human...


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