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Pakistan Tourists Arrive to Find Locked Up Motel

Thousands of domestic Pakistan tourists have rushed to Kaghan Valley, particularly Naran town, after the government lifted a COVID-19 related ban from the tourism and hospitality industries. However, one of the biggest and the oldest tourist resorts and a historic place for family tourism – PTDC Motel Naran – remains closed for tourism operations. When DND News Agency contacted PTDC staff protesting outside the ...

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How to make Pakistan a competitive tourism destination post COVID-19

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has labeled the 2020 World Tourism Day as ‘Tourism for Rural Development’, which underpins the importance of integrating local communities into the tourism value chain. Meanwhile, much has been written about the aftermaths of COVID-19 on the global travel and tourism industry over the past six months. The sector has doubtlessly suffered losses ...

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World Tourism Day: Low-hanging fruits need to be plucked for economic growth

ISLAMABAD-Adverse impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic on the national economy underlines the need for plucking the low hanging fruits to spur economic activities and job creation in the country. Tourism industry, as compared to other sectors, has emerged as the lowest-hanging fruit which can easily be plucked and helped generate thousands of employment opportunities in the country, especially in ...

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Pakistan observes World Tourism Day with focus on rural development

Like other parts of the world, Pakistan also observed the Tourism Day on Sunday. Every year on September 27, the World Tourism Day is celebrated under the patronage of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), to foster awareness in the international community regarding the impact of tourism on society, culture and economic growth of a country. This year the ...

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CM Punjab inaugurates Punjab Tourism app

 Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar Sunday inaugurated the android-based Punjab Tourism app during the international observances of the World Tourism Day. While chairing a high-level session, CM Usman Buzdar inaugurated the Punjab Tourism app besides launching the Department of Tourist Services (DTS) app. He said that the app contains information about 511 tourism spots and other details related to routes, ...

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Speakers discuss tourism challenges in post-COVID-19 era

In many countries of the world, tourism is the main source of income and their economies more or less rely on the revenue generated through this industry. In the recent wave of coronavirus, whereas the tourism industry was adversely affected, economies of these countries also suffered a huge loss. Pakistan being one of the few countries that have overcome coronavirus ...

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‘Brand Pakistan’ initiative on anvil to promote tourist destinations globally

Islamabad: In the modern era, promotion of Pakistan’s tourism at international level through digital means has become indispensable. The positive development is that the government has realized this fact in time. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government, soon after coming into the power, tasked the Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) to evolve a comprehensive plan for holistic promotion of the country tourism, ...

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Tourism in Pakistan

Tourism is travel for fun or business. It is a sort of joy and pleasure through which people from various areas visit different places. It includes camping, sightseeing, and entertainment. Pakistan is full of delightful sites with numerous resorts including Naran, Kaghan, Swat Valley, etc. Tourists visit these areas every year for spending summer vacations along with their family and ...

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PTDC to launch portal for foreign tourists

Islamabad: Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) would soon launch a portal to promote the country’s tourist attractions across the globe through virtual galleries, videos and documentaries. “PTDC is all set to launch an exclusive e-portal in near future to provide a world class exposure to Pakistan’s tourist attractions through one click,” a senior officer told this agency. He said the ...

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Pakistan has enormous opportunities for tourism: Gabriela

President Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) Gabriela Cuevas Barron said Saturday that Pakistan had enormous opportunities of promotion of tourism, investment and economic cooperation. Expressing her views on completion of her visit to Pakistan at Islamabad International Airport, Gabriela Cuevas Barron said she was returning from Pakistan with sweet memories of rich culture and hospitality. She said Pakistan had an amazing ...

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