Marta Pascual Juanola via WAToday (Australia): I could never have imagined that five years later my partner and I would be trekking along the country’s Karakoram, Pamir and Hindu Kush ranges, searching for one of the last nomadic cultures in the world: the Pamiri Kyrgyz. Afghanistan’s Kyrgyz nomads live in the high-altitude flats of the
South China Morning Post: Ishkashim is a bright spot in Afghanistan’s long-suffering tourism industry as it attracts those seeking superb selfies. And it’s perfectly safe – just ask the locals. Ishkashim is a small district in Afghanistan’s far northeast Badakhshan province that serves as the gateway to the famed Wakhan Valley – home to some of
Tolo News: Thousands of music fans cheered their favorite musicians and singers at a music festival in Bamiyan province on Friday. The festival will continue for two days. Organizers of the event said the festival is aimed at strengthening tourism and supporting Afghanistan’s ancient culture. Click here to read more (external link).
1TV: Zakirullah, deputy head of a travel agency, told 1TV that lack of monitoring by Civil Aviation Authority has led to foreign airlines increasing plane tickets. Prices of tickets for flights to Istanbul, Dubai, Saudi Arabia and India have increased more than those to other countries. Click here to read more (external link).
WASHINGTON, June 11 (Sputnik) – US citizens in Afghanistan must remain vigilant during celebrations of the Islamic Eid al Fitr holidays after the recent terrorist attack in Kabul on Monday, the Department of State said in a travel advisory. Earlier on Monday, at least 12 people were killed and 31 more were injured in a
NBC News: Decades of conflict and political instability have all but destroyed Afghanistan’s once-thriving heritage and tourism industry, but new efforts are being made to promote the country’s spectacular riches. A trickle of overseas visitors was recorded last year although many Western governments, including the U.S., advise against travel to the country. Click here to read
November 29, 2017 RFE/RL’s Uzbek Service TASHKENT — An Afghan Kam Air passenger jet landed at Tashkent International Airport on November 29 after making the first-ever direct commercial flight from Kabul to Uzbekistan’s capital. The Uzbek government said earlier that talks on starting direct flights between the two capitals were under way and that a
The Telegraph (UK): Unfortunately for travellers, the [UK] Foreign Office deems the country too dangerous to visit. “Hotels and guesthouses used by foreign nationals and the government of Afghanistan are subject to regular threats,” its website warns… That’s not to say that some Britons aren’t ignoring the advice. Indeed, a handful of tour operators, such as
Tolo News: President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday reassured the people of Afghanistan that peace and security will come to the country, and called for the revival of Afghanistan’s tourism industry to be used as a source against terrorism. Ghani made the remarks during a scientific and research seminar in Kabul on challenges facing the tourism industry.
Tolo News: One of Afghanistan’s prominent private aviation companies, Kam Air, has purchased a new Airbus A340 airliner as part of its efforts to boost the aviation industry in the country, officials of the company said. The Airbus A340 is a long-range, four-engine, wide-body commercial passenger jet airliner developed and produced by the European aerospace company