JEDDAH:     For the First Time, Pakistan participates in Jeddah International Travel and Tourism Exhibition (JTTX) that kicked off at Hilton Hotel.
It was reported that Pakistan participates in The 10th edition of the expo organized from February 26th till 28th 2020.
Some 200 exhibitors from 30 countries — including ministries, airlines, and service providers in the travel and tourism sectors — will participate.
JTTX promotes domestic, regional and international tourism, and features attractions from around the world.
The 10th edition is expected to be the most distinguished, featuring many new tourist destinations, services and special offers such as airline tickets and accommodation.
Maya Halfawi, president of the organizing committee, said this year’s edition will be the largest in terms of the number of participants and visitors.
“This year’s edition comes to keep pace with the development witnessed by the travel market in the Kingdom, which makes it a unique opportunity for both industry makers and stakeholders to meet, learn about new tourist destinations and services, and sign deals so as to promote this sector and enhance the role of the Kingdom,” she added.
The Saudi tourism sector’s growth and diversity are due to the synergy of efforts by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, and the General Entertainment Authority, Halfawi said.
A series of programs and events have been launched to encourage tourists both inside and outside the Kingdom, she added.
“These initiatives promote the Kingdom’s tourism, culture and history, and accelerate the pace of growth in this sector, thus increasing its efficiency in supporting the national economy,” she said.
Emergency declared in KMC hospitals in Karachi: Mayor
KARACHI, February 27 (Online): Mayor Karachi, Waseem Akhtar, has declared emergency in all the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) hospitals in Karachi on Wednesday after first coronavirus case was reported in the city.
Isolation wards have been setup in Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH), Landhi Medical Complex Hospital, and Sarfaraz Rafiqui Shaheed Hospital on the directives of Waseem Akhtar to meet the novel coronavirus threat.
Vacations of doctors and paramedical staff of the KMC hospitals have also been canceled. Wasim Akhtar has urged citizens to take precautionary measures and also asked them to avoid visiting crowded places.


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