Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) is mulling plans to turn the country into an attractive destination for foreign tourists. It is recently reported that PTDC is planning to develop a Helipad at Rawal Lake view point to start a mini air safari in Islamabad.
It is believed that the move is part of PTDC’s bigger plan to increase the number of tourists’ destinations in the capital of the country, which also includes developing a top notch amusement park. Managing Director of PTDC, Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor, believes that Pakistan will appear in the list of top tourist destinations across the globe in the near future.
Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor said PTDC is gearing up to participate in international tourism and travel exhibitions in collaboration with the provincial tourism organizations, airlines and tour operators. The main aim of this move is to create awareness about Pakistan and its tourism industry in the world.
“To increase number of rooms in existing PTDC Motels, we have contacted manufacturers of prefabricated structure and soon new rooms will be added in Naran, Ayubia and other prominent motels,” he said.
Moreover, it is important to note that along with building a helipad, Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor said, PTDC is also working to develop a new amusement park and golf course spread over 25 acres of land in Shakarparian. He added that the amusement park and golf course will be built in collaboration with Vega Modern Tourism Solutions.
Vega will conduct a survey to make a report highlighting possible areas of investment. In addition, it is reported that Vega may also sponsor the bus decoration of Islamabad City Bus Tour.
In any case, it is pretty evident that the tourism industry of Pakistan is improving. Analysts believe that starting an air safari might not produce positive results (in short-term) on the country’s tourism industry, but it will certainly create traction among the tourists to consider Pakistan as an attractive destination.