Summer is on the roll and your desire of a much needed vacation needs to be fulfilled. But the question is, what is the best approach of planning a vacation?
Be it with your family or your homies. We all feel the need of brainstorming necessary as to decide where to go, what route to take, what is the cheapest way to get there holding on to your budget. And due to the security turmoil in our country and the lack of proper guidance, people of Pakistan usually opt going abroad which indirectly effects the tourism industry of our own country.
Well, here is the catch, a local Pakistani website called TourPlanner.pk promises to be a nut cracker for your tour planning, from hotel room booking to flight information and other tour-related queries that needs to be answered including the best prices in town, you will find a solution to all that and more.
TourPlanner.PK is linked with tripadvisor for the purpose of providing you with the service and information of international flights for out of country holidays but the intra-country holidays are exclusively planned and offered by tourplanner.pk.
TourPlanner is on a mission “To help travellers of all backgrounds easily discover, book, and enjoy the best travel products at economical prices on their finger tips.”
This portal may come in handy for both holiday travellers and business or work related travels. TourPlanner.pk offers sufficient variety of booking services and planning.
International hotels booking
This category directs the users to the international website, TripAdvisor that is. This booking resource encompasses over 3.7 million restaurants, business and tourist spots and destinations from which you can choose by taking your budget in consideration.
This will provide you the the flight information including the international and domestic departures and arrivals for the big three cities; Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad via directing you to the associated portals for the Jinnah International, Allama Iqbal International and Benazir Bhutto International airports respectively.
Though it has some complications regarding that, the server sometimes doesn’t work, nevertheless it saves you the trouble of surfing lot more websites just to get information.
Tour Packages and Hotel Bookings
Tourplanner covers all the aspects related with the tour, be it a family tour, honeymoon or last minute entries. The portal currently offers tour packages and online booking service for thirteen cities including Naran Kaghan, Muzzaffarabad, Mirpur, Nathiagali, Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Neelum valley, Peshawar, Sialkot, Multan, Murree, Rawalpindi and Abbottabad.
They are associated with 100+ 2 to 4 star hotels all over the country for which they offer online details with pictures and charges. You can select the room of your choice from their detailed overview of hotels which covers amenities that specific hotel provides, types of rooms, booking rates and terms & conditions.
The website also gives you the ease of filtered search to get better and more precise results.
TourPlanner doesn’t ask for the payment at the time of booking but its necessary to confirm your booking 48 hours prior to the time of check-in.
Payment modes include EasyPaisa, UBL Omni and UBL Internet Banking by using their mobile account (0345- 5380783-4) mentioning the transaction ID and amount paid to TP.
The detailed procedure is mentioned on TourPlanner’s website so you need not to worry.
Man behind TP
Khawaja Khalid Mushtaq is the head of Tourplanner.pk, which is a Lahore Based start up. He elaborated the start up objective by saying,
Our target market is dedicated to the local customer, considering we are charging them much less than that to a foreign client. Tourplanner.pk has been set apart in terms of cost efficiency, which would promote both tourism and the hotel with whom we are in collaboration with.
Tourplanner.pk is one of the companies being incubated with Plan9 tech incubator.
TourPlanner is considerably a good effort in wake of all the security threats in the country. We have seen that the Tourism industry has been badly affected due to the terrorist activities in the region. Especially after attacks on the foreigners, this industry has been in crises.
Not only the foreigners, locals also stopped planning their holiday. I guess TourPlanner will do the work of a cool breeze in this critical situation.