Tourism In Limelight | Islamabad To Host World Tourism Forum 2020
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will be hosting the World Tourism Forum 2020 in Islamabad. Over 1,000 foreign travel, tourism, aviation and hospitality seniors will be attending the five-day proceedings of the forum in the capital of Pakistan.
In this regard, a meeting was held in Islamabad between Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan and a delegation of World Tourism Forum, led by President of the forum’s Executive Board, Mr. Bulut Bagci.
The Chairman of Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari was also present at the meeting.
The Chairman of PTDC informed the participants of the meeting about the initiatives being taken to promote tourism in Pakistan.
It was decided in the meeting that Pakistan would host the World Tourism Forum 2020 which would last for five days.
During the meeting, Prime Minister Imran said his government was making all-out efforts to promote tourism in the country. He lamented that the previous governments did not pay any heed to this important sector and couldn’t use the true potential of the country’s tourism assets.
The prime minister said that there is great potential in different areas of tourism in the country, which is being exploited.
Imran Khan said that eight new tourism resorts will be developed in eight coastal areas in Balochistan. He said that natural beauty, social values and environmental protection should be ensured for promotion of tourism.