March 14, 2019 at 5:42 pm
Chitral Times Report
ISLAMABAD: The beauty of Pakistan, splendor of its landscapes, richness of its history, diversity of its culture, hospitality of its people, flavors of its cuisine and luster of its arts and crafts was showcased at one of the world’s biggest tourism fair, the Salon Mondial du Tourism, in Paris from 14th to 17th of March, 2019, says a press release received from Paris here today. For the first time, the Embassy has set up a Pakistani Pavilion at the fair, with the participation and support of the Tourism Departments of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan. The Pakistan Pavilion provided useful information to the visitors about tourism opportunities in Pakistan and as well various tour packages being offered by the French and Pakistani tour operators. The Ambassador of Pakistan to France Mr. Moin ul Haque who inaugurated the Pakistan pavilion in Paris today said that the Embassy has taken a number of concrete steps to introduce touristic opportunities of Pakistan to the French and European tourists which included launching of dynamic tourism website in French Language, sending top French tour operators to Pakistan last year, organization of an International Conference on mountains of Pakistan and setting up of a tourism booth and a tourism office in the Embassy. He noted with satisfaction that as result of these initiatives, the Pakistan tour packages offered by the French tour operators for the year 2019 are fully sold and keeping in view the increasing demand, French tour operators are diversifying their packages to Pakistan. The Ambassador said that the current decision of the government to give visa on arrival and online visa facilities to the citizens of large number of countries including France is an excellent policy decision and will help in giving much needed boost to the emerging tourism industry of Pakistan.