Pakistan can fetch billions of dollars foreign exchange by fully exploiting tourism potential: Malik

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan can fetch billions of dollars foreign exchange annually by fully exploiting tourism potentials and rich historical cultural heritage besides properly projecting religious places to attract foreign and local tourists.
It was stated by President SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) Iftikhar Ali Malik while taking to CEO Discover Pakistan Dr Kaiser Rafiq who called on him here Sunday.
He said tourism could turn to be a multi-billion dollar industry in Pakistan provided the best spots of tourism are publicized globally especially Hunza, Skardu, Swat, Naran Kaghan, Gilgit-Balistan, Harappa, Taxila, Punja Sahib, Baba Guru Nanak and Darbar Kartarpur etc.
He said Pakistan was ranked the best holiday destination for year 2020 and was also declared the third highest potential adventure destination in the world.
While to attract tourists across the world the world's cheapest excellent tourist spots are located in Pakistan and in this regard Pakistan had already launched online visa for 175 countries and 50 countries were offered visa on arrival making a visit to Pakistan easier.
Iftikhar Ali Malik said tourism increased by more than 300 percent in last couple of years what we direly needed is training of tour operators, hotel staff and all other stakeholders for providing best services to tourists especially neat and clean rooms with best quality hygienic food studded with round the clock foolproof security coupled with healthy environment and ambiance. - APP