Seminar on Pakistan Tourism

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Jakarta:The Embassy of Pakistan, Jakarta held a seminar on Tourism promotion in Pakistan at the Chancery today.  The event was held in a hybrid format. Over sixty representatives of Indonesian travel agencies, the hospitality industry, and the media attended the event physically while the representative of TDAP, PTDC, and Pakistan Association of Tour Operation (PATO) attended virtually. From the Indonesian side, the speakers included Mr. Andik Susanto Billi, popularly known as Billi the Backpacker, Mr. Havilah, and Ms. Innoy, a travel vlogger who had earlier visited Pakistan.  Mr. Billi and other Indonesian speakers shared their experiences in Pakistan and highlighted the friendliness and hospitality of Pakistani people, Pakistani cuisine as well as natural beauty of Pakistan. While expressing their keen interest in exploring Pakistan, the Indonesian speakers agreed on the need to enhance mutual collaboration in the field of tourism. They appreciated the holding of the seminar by the Embassy and acknowledged that events like this would bring more awareness amongst Indonesians about Pakistan’s untapped tourism potential. From the Pakistan side, Ms. Bakhtawar, (TDAP), Ms. Saadia, PTDC, and Malik Azmat Awan, Vice President, PATO delivered their presentations. The Pakistani speakers gave detailed presentations on Pakistan covering the thriving tourism potential of the country. They informed the audience about the immense potential that Pakistan holds in almost all fields related to tourism including, adventure tourism, halal tourism, religious tourism, mountaineering etc. They also mentioned the various initiatives of the government of Pakistan to promote tourism. In his concluding remarks, Ambassador Muhammad Hassan highlighted the critical role of the tourism sector in the economy and appreciated the efforts of TDAP, PTDC, and PATO in tourism promotion. He talked about the unique aspects of Pakistan’s tourism sector and various destinations. The Ambassador stated the Embassy was ready to extend all assistance to interested Indonesian tourists for their visit to Pakistan. The Embassy also distributed the guidebook on the tourism potential of Pakistan among the participants. The participants were served traditional Pakistani and Indonesian cuisine at the end.

 

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