Pakistan launches new initiative to attract European tourists
ISLAMABAD - With an aim to promote Pakistan as a preferred destination amongst French and European tourists, the Embassy of Pakistan to France in collaboration with leading French tour operator company Clio organized an outreach event.
This was the second such event organized at the Embassy. Over 100 French clients of “Clio”, who were invited through special invitations, attended the event, said a press release received here.
The ambassador Moin ul Haque invited the participants to visit Pakistan and explore its hidden touristic secrets. Pakistan was unique and diverse in terms of its landscapes and offered a variety of activities and attractions for tourists of all shades, he said and added that promotion of tourism was the priority of the Government of Pakistan.
He said besides developing modern facilities and launching a new visa regime for visitors, government’s tourism policy would ensure that tourism remained sustainable and eco-friendly while preserving the nature and its resources for future generations. The ambassador lauded the French tour operators for being a valuable partner in promoting Pakistan as a preferred tourist destination.
Gérard Rovillé, a world renowned anthropologist and an accomplished researcher shared personal experiences of his frequent travels to Pakistan.
Earlier, Director Asia Region of Clio Marie Annick informed the participants that Clio was offering a variety of exclusive packages for visiting Pakistan titled, “Pakistan: 5000 Years of Art and History”, “The North of Pakistan” and “Grand Tour of Pakistan”.
She said that all these tour packages were in great demand and most of them for 2019 and 2020 had already been booked. Clio created in 1976 offers tour packages to over 200 tourism destinations in 85 countries.