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September 30, 2015
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On Location at IT&CMA: Effects of 9/11 Linger for Pakistani Operator




Imagine being an inbound tour operator in Karachi, Pakistan, awaiting 29 groups when the terrorists struck. Retired Lt. Col Akbar A. Shareef of Rakaposhi Tours Pte. Ltd watched as his business disintegrated before his eyes forcing an immediate redefinition of his travel business from inbound to outbound, specializing in high-end corporate incentives…
 
It hasn't been an easy journey.
 
Visas, airlift, and Pakistan's global isolation conspire to restrict his options. His biggest challenge is to find destinations and venues which can service his client groups and shows like IT&CMA have proved to be useful sources of respite from an otherwise challenging environment with which to deploy his client spend in Asia.


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