Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) is planning to commence an air safari in an effort to improve tourism in the country.
PTDC will also be constructing a helipad at the Rawal Lakeview point in Islamabad. The safari will provide an aerial view of the beautiful city of Islamabad.
Talking to the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP), PTDC Managing Director Abdul Ghafoor Khan said that he hopes more and more tourists visit Pakistan. He is of the view that Pakistan is one of the top tourist destinations in the world.
PTDC’s Efforts to Improve Tourism
To improve tourism further in the country, PTDC is going to participate in international tourism and travel exhibitions. The tourism corporation will be collaborating with airlines, hotels, tour operators and provincial organizations during these exhibitions.
These ventures by the PTDC are to promote the tourist spots in Pakistan as well as increase the flow of tourists visiting the country. PTDC MD added,
To increase the number of rooms in existing PTDC motels, we have contacted manufacturers of prefabricated structures and soon new rooms will be added to Naran, Ayubia, and other prominent motels.
The tourism development corporation also asked for Thailand’s help to try and revive Pakistan’s tourism industry. Mr Ghafoor requested officials of King Power, one of Thailand’s renown investment groups, to invest in Pakistan.
Islamabad Live Stream
Earlier a team of students from COMSATS University set up a 24 hour live stream of Margalla hills in Islamabad in order to promote and showcase tourism.
Tourism has been on the decline in recent years in Pakistan due to terrorist threats and government turmoil. The recent Pakistan Super League Finals held in Gaddafi stadium Lahore helped change that image somewhat. We need more events like these to help alleviate the negative image of Pakistan portrayed in other countries because of the terrorist situation.