Pakistan To Host World Tourism Forum Next Year

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Sayed Zulfikar Bukhari has announced that Pakistan will host the World Tourism Forum to be held in 2021.

While talking to a news channel, Bukhari said more than 1,000 foreign visitors will attend the five-day event. Giving further details of the event, he said that three days will be focused on the conference while another two days on highlighting the tourism sector.

The event was earlier scheduled to take place in the current year, but it has now been delayed due to the Covid pandemic.

The PM's aide also announced to build 32 hotels across the country in a time-span of two years. He added that the government would also renovate the motels and buildings of Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) in a bid to promote tourism. He clarified the PTDC operations were closed due to a restructuring plan.

According to the aide, the changes are being made to bring the corporation at par with the global organisations, in accordance with the global best practices.

Earlier, it was reported that the PTDC had shut all of its motels in the north, in what was described as a major loss of the tourism sector, damaging the economy.

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