ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) is making all-out efforts to promote tourism activities across the country, alluring domestic and foreign tourists.
An official of Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) claimed that the Corporation has achieved its targets to promote domestic tourism in the country.
He said that the summer season are in full swing and scenic spots like Murree, Ayubia, Galiat, Kaghan and Swat valley are teeming with tourists.
Tourist traffic to Murree, Galiat, Ayubia, Kaghan and Swat valley considerably increased, while Pakistani tourists are now visiting new destinations like Gilgit, Hunza, Fairy Meadows, Rama Lake, Chitral, Kalash and Shandur valleys, he said.
He said PTDC has launched its summer tour packages again and announced special rates for its hotels, motels and resorts situated in the most attractive tourist destinations in the country.
Pakistan’s domestic tourism industry is estimated at 50 million domestic tourists who travel within the country on short trips usually travelling between May to August.
“There was a dire need to introduce Pakistan’s culture and tourism on international level and since inception PTDC was working hard to promote the beautiful picnic spots situated in far-flung areas, especially where the private sector was shy to invest,” he added.
He said that PTDC is currently operating Tourist Information Centres all over the country for the last 30 years to provide information, travel guide, brochures and maps to tourists for planning their holidays.