List of top global destinations for 2023 revealed; here are the must-visit countries

Web Desk 06:37 PM | 18 Jan, 2023
List of top global destinations for 2023 revealed; here are the must-visit countries
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DUBAI - United Arab Emirates' Dubai has bagged the top spot for most popular holiday hotspot in  Tripadvisor's 2023 Travellers' Choice Awards, giving you a hint of where you need to head next for travel.

The global popularity ranking lists Bali, Indonesia in second place while the third spot has been bagged by London, England. Rome of Italy and Paris of France bagged fourth and fifth spot respectively. 

Other popular destinations in top 10 revealed on Wednesday are Cancun, Mexico (sixth); the Greek island of Crete (seventh); Marrakech, Morocco (eighth), the Dominican Republic (ninth). The tenth spot was bagged by Istanbul.

As far as ranking in Europe is concerned, London has retained its top spot in the continent in the 'Popular Destinations' ranking.

The rest of the Europe top 10 ranking comprises Barcelona (sixth), Madrid (seventh), Florence (eighth), Lisbon (ninth) and Edinburgh (10th). 

Meanwhile, in the list of 'Trending Destinations' - locations seeing the greatest year-over-year growth in interest on Tripadvisor - Cuba has bagged the top slot. Hoi An, Vietnam secured second spot while Mauritius bagged third spot. 

The rest of the top ten Trending list contains Siem Reap, Cambodia (fourth); Chiang Mai, Thailand (fifth); Grand Cayman (sixth); Fes, Morocco (seventh); Baku, Azerbaijan (eighth); Kathmandu, Nepal (ninth), and Krakow, Poland (10th).

Another category, Best Nature Destination has been topped by Mauritius followed by Kathmandu, Nepal, in second place and Tanzania's Serengeti National Park bagging the third spot.

The category 'Best Cultural Destination' lists Fes, Morocco as the winner, trailing by Athens, Greece and Dublin, Ireland. Interestingly, Jaipur, India bagged 5th spot in the category.

For 'Best Food Destination worldwide', Rome of Italy has stood out followed by Crete of Greece and then Hanoi, Vietnam.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 20, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on March 20, 2023 (Monday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 282.7 285.7
Euro EUR 299.5 302.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 341.5 345
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.25 78
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.2 76
Australian Dollar AUD 186 188.4
Bahrain Dinar BHD 753.69 761.69
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 41.09 41.49
Danish Krone DKK 40.41 40.81
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.1 36.45
Indian Rupee INR 3.43 3.54
Japanese Yen JPY 2.6 2.11
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 922.9 931.9
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.99 63.59
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.91 176.91
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.69 26.99
Omani Riyal OMR 735.95 743.95
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.37 78.08
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 26.97 27.27
Swiss Franc CHF 304.79 307.29
Thai Bhat THB 8.24 8.39

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 20 March 2023

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 208,200 on Monday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs178,500.  

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,849.  

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Karachi PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Islamabad PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Peshawar PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Quetta PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Sialkot PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Attock PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Gujranwala PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Jehlum PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Multan PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Bahawalpur PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Gujrat PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Nawabshah PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Chakwal PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Hyderabad PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Nowshehra PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Sargodha PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Faisalabad PKR 208200 PKR 2390
Mirpur PKR 208200 PKR 2390


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