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CPEC Passenger Bus Service to start operations from Nov 3

ISLAMABAD: A bus service called China-Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC) Passenger Bus Service (Pakistan-China) will start operations from November 3. It will be a 30-hour long trip and passengers will get to enjoy view of beautiful sights of northern Pakistan. Cameras have been placed inside the bus to ensure security of the passengers. As per schedule issued by authorized operator, the bus service will run four days a week from Lahore to Tashkurgan on following days: The departure from Lahore would be on Saturday,…

Cliffhanging Swiss restaurant seeks new managers

ZURICH: A cliffhanging Swiss hotel and restaurant made famous by a National Geographic magazine cover is looking for new management after the family that ran it for the past 31 years called it quits. Nicole and Bernhard Knechtle-Fritsche are giving up the franchise for the Aescher guest house in Alpstein at the end of the 2018 tourist season, the government of Appenzell Innerrhoden canton said on Monday. Local media quoted the couple as saying they could not keep up with demand given restrictions on renovation work on…

Boeing unveils hyper-sonic jet that can travel from London to New York in two hours

Aerospace giant Boeing has just revealed that it’s working on a jet capable of flying 2.5 times faster than Concorde. Londoners could be traveling to New York City in just two hours by 2030.  The new hypersonic plane will reach a speed of up to Mach 5 (4,000mph) whilst cruising at 95,000ft – a massive 30,000ft higher than Concorde. Boeing said its plane would allow passengers to take day trips across the Atlantic. A drawing of the concept vehicle was revealed at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics…

US revamps travel warning system, ranks countries

WASHINGTON: The United States unveiled a way to warn its citizens about the dangers of foreign travel Wednesday, with a four-point safety ranking system for countries and an interactive world map. Ten war zones and failed states are ranked Level Four, "Do Not Travel": Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen. North Korea is also Level Four, with the additional restriction that US law prohibits American travelers from using their passports there,…

Uber opens up Paris travel database to help city planners

BRUSSELS: Uber said on Friday it would open up its trove of travel data in Paris to the public to help city officials and urban planners better understand transportation needs, as the company seeks to woo national authorities. The US ride-hailing app collects huge amounts of data from the billions of trips taken by customers which it uses to improve its services and has recently started to make it available for a number of cities including Washington DC, Sydney and Boston. “We get asked all the time ‘Is there any way…

Under investigation Ben Stokes will not travel with England Ashes squad: ECB

LONDON: All-rounder Ben Stokes will not travel with the rest of England’s squad for the Ashes, though no final decision has been taken on his participation in the test series in Australia, the England Cricket Board (ECB) said on Friday. The 26-year-old Stokes, England’s vice captain and one of their most important players, was suspended after he and team mate Alex Hales were arrested following an altercation outside a Bristol nightclub last month and released under investigation. Pace bowler Steven Finn has been added…

The twenty most common hobbies of the world’s richest people

Ever wondered what rich and famous do in their spare time having the mean for extravagant hobbies such as buying luxury cars or travelling around the globe. Interestingly the most common hobby is not a extravagant display of wealth but rather philanthropy. This is according to a recent report by Wealth-X, a market research firm that focuses on ultra-high net worth (UHNW) individuals with assets worth $30 million or more, which gives a sneak peek at their top passions, interests, and hobbies. Philanthropy is considered…

Here are the countries that offer visa-free entry to Pakistanis

In a recent ranking issued by a US-based firm, Pakistani passport was ranked fourth from the last in a list of 199 countries, making it one of the worst for travel. Out of 199 countries, Sweden came out on top, while the UK was ranked 16th and the US didn’t even make it into the top 30. Top five Last five Looking only at the subcontinent countries, it is found that the Indian passport is the strongest, with 48 points, followed by Sri Lanka at 38 points. Bangladesh comes next with 37 points,…

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 international tourism amounted to $317 million. The travel and tourism industry in Pakistan has a share of 2.8 percent of GDP and is worth $7.362 billion. It employs slight less…