Pakistan to have the highest number of tourists next summer – Here is why
Pakistan is expecting to record a number of tourists visiting country citing several positive developments taking place including the revival of British Airways operations.
The senior member of Federal Cabinet and a close adviser of Prime Minister Imran Khan, Asad Umar stated that since Portugal has dropped the travel advisories, Pakistan is expecting a number of tourists next summer.
The British carrier, which had stopped its services in 2008, will return in June 2019 with three weekly flights from London’s Heathrow airport to the Pakistani capital.
The British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew in a statement said, that Pakistan, in recent years, has improved its security situation.
“We only fly somewhere when we know it is safe to do so,“ Robert Williams, head of British Airways said.
Portugal declaring Pakistan as a safe place to travel:
Pakistan has achieved a lot of success in strengthening relations with Portugal with the help of promotion in trade, tourism, and labor market.
Recently, the Portuguese government has issued a new advisory for its citizens. It states that the security situation in Pakistan has extremely improved because of the joint efforts of the Pakistan Army and law enforcement agencies.
Admiring the law and order situation in Pakistan, the Portuguese government has also allowed its citizens to visit Pakistan. This would also allow the Portuguese people to approach the business market in Pakistan.
A counter for Portuguese tourists:
In addition to this, the Pakistani embassy, on the directive of the Pakistani government, has designed a counter for Portuguese tourists.
PM Khan’s tweet about tourism:
This announcement came after Prime Minister Imran Khan vowed to revive Pakistan’s tourism sector and to make efforts to bring revenue to its fragile economy.
KP has already witnessed a significant increase in international tourists:
A delegation from Canadian Embassy Islamabad visited the archaeological sites in Takhtbhai. They have shown a keen interest in the historical sites of Gandhara Civilization.
The officials of the KP Archive Department have briefed the delegates about the historical importance of archeological remains. The details of international tourists arriving were also revealed.
What did the delegation say?
During the visit, the Canadian delegates praised Pakistan tourism and considered Pakistan as an attractive tourist country.
They said that Pakistan is a peaceful and beautiful country, its people are loving and generous.
KP Govt’s plan:
Many international tourists have started visiting Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Under the KP’s 100 days plan, the huge increase has been noted in the number of international tourists. KP government is aimed to make Khyber Pakhtunkhwa the best place for international tourists.
The international tourists said that the culture of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is very unique. They said that tourists from other countries should also visit Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for a beautiful and peaceful experience.
The international image of Pakistan getting better:
Tourism in Pakistan is growing day by day. Pakistan has been ranked as the world’s top adventure travel destination in 2018. Historically, culturally and naturally, Pakistan has so much to offer. It is a huge potential to be a favorite tourist country and also to develop economic and social gains.
In 2016, it was $7.6billion. By 2025, the government expects that tourism and travel would contribute Rs1trillion to the Pakistan economy.
The positive outcomes of tourism:
The growth in the tourism sector is helpful in foreign exchange. It will also provide job opportunities. Pakistan has invested a lot in the tourism sector and it will benefit the economy of Pakistan.
New business in the tourist market, development of tourism sites and promoting tourism campaigns collectively boost the economy of Pakistan.
Here is what the tourists say about Pakistan:
Tourists from France and Belgium have admired the beauty of Pakistan. On asking, they said that they have visited the beautiful sites of Pakistan many times. According to the tourists, Pakistan’s culture is very unique and authentic.
Source: The News