Tourism in Pakistan has Tripled in four years
Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation celebrated the World Tourism Day to highlight the social, cultural, political and economic value of tourism in Pakistan.
The celebration of World Tourism Day aimed at fostering awareness in the international community regarding tourism.
Pakistan is full of breathtaking locations which will make you fall in love with this country all over again. Unfortunately, Pakistan’s image remains tarnished due to the terrorism the country faced during the last decade.
However, with the tremendous improvement during the last four years, Pakistan Tourism Corporation is making efforts to bring back the tourists.
As security improves, annual tourist arrivals to Pakistan have more than tripled since 2013 to 1.75 million last year, while domestic travelers rose 30 percent to 38.3 million, according to PTDC.
Rootsians celebrate World Tourism Day
Students of Roots Garden Schools & Roots IVY Schools celebrated World Tourism Day with full enthusiasm at Flashman’s Hotel, Rawalpindi.
Federal Minister Baligh-ur-Rehman graced the ceremony as chief guest. Special assembly presentations were arranged to celebrate the day. Students were dressed in beautiful costumes to represent different countries.
Speeches on ‘My Favorite Country was delivered by students. Students were made colorful cards and slogans. A message of global well-being through tourism and respect for other cultures were given to students by the branch heads.
A city tour of Islamabad was also conducted at the end of exhibition for the students. Students visited different monuments and famous places of Islamabad including Lok Virsa Cultural Heritage Museum.
TDCP steps up to promote tourism
The Tourism Development Corporation of Punjab is contemplating launching `religious tourism` to attract tourists from across the world to their revered sites in Pakistan.
Provincial Minister for Education Rana Mashhood said that varied initiatives of Tourism and Development Corporation of Punjab (TDCP), which aim to enhance tourism, have helped to a project positive image of the country
He added partnership was very important as it helped to meet big goals, adding that the TDCP managing director has encouraged private sector which helped him in shaping good initiatives for tourism.
Youth Hostel promoting tourism in a unique way
Pakistan Youth Hostel Association – a non-profit, voluntary national organization providing hostelling services in Pakistan also member of the International Youth Hostels Association organized a ceremony in connection with the World Tourism Day at Islamabad.
National Secretary of the Pakistan Youth Hostel Association (PYHA) former ambassador Qazi Humayun while speaking to the ceremony said that Pakistan must promote indigenous tourism and draw the world’s attention towards the treasure of natural beauty sprawling across the country.
Pakistan Youth Hostel Association spearheading a nationwide network of 19 youth hostels to offer youths residential facilities on discounted rates and thus to promote tourism, hiking and mountaineering.
Qazi Humayun regretted that Pakistan could not make full use of the tourism opportunities and out of the $1.3 trillion earned through tourism industry, Pakistan’s share is not even a bare $1,000 million.
The ceremony was also addressed by tourism expert and well-known exponent of the industry, Aftabur Rehman Rana. Principal of Margalla College for Women Prof Saleha Jabeen had also participated in the programme by sending the promising students and faculty of her college.