Pakistan and India celebrate Independence Days together in AUH

The arrival and baggage claim halls at Abu Dhabi International Airport were decked out in green, white and saffron, the colors of the Pakistan and India flags to commemorate the Independence Days of the two neighboring countries on the 14th and 15th of August respectively.

The festivities included the distribution of sweets and flags as surprised passengers from the two countries joined in the celebrations. India and Pakistan are amongst the top travel destinations from the Capital’s airport. In 2017 these destinations generated collectively around 23% of the airport’s annual passenger traffic.










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Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1979), beginning as a travel agent up through today as a publisher of eTurboNews (eTN), one of the world’s most influential and most-read travel and tourism publications. He is also Chairman of ICTP. His experiences include working and collaborating with various national tourism offices and non-governmental organizations, as well as private and non-profit organizations, and in planning, implementing, and quality control of a range of travel and tourism-related activities and programs, including tourism policies and legislation. His major strengths include a vast knowledge of travel and tourism from the point of view of a successful private enterprise owner, superb networking skills, strong leadership, excellent communication skills, strong team player, attention to detail, dutiful respect for compliance in all regulated environments, and advisory skills in both political and non-political arenas with respect to tourism programs, policies, and legislation. He has a thorough knowledge of current industry practices and trends and is a computer and Internet junkie.