ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation PTDC) will develop an Online Reservation System for PTDC Motels where customers can make their reservation online.
Talking to APP, Managing Director PTDC Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor said that he conducted a meeting with the heads of multinational investment company M/s Vega Modern Tourism Solutions and agreed to initiate joint venture projects in future for promotion of tourism.
He said that Vega will also provide sponsorship for Islamabad City Bus Tour for its decorations.
Ch. Abdul Ghafoor said that after improvement of security situation in the country, more tourists are coming to Pakistan every year, which will not only result in earning foreign exchange but also encourage investment in tourism sector.
He said PTDC is offering many projects for investments through joint venture and public private partnership to facilitate incoming foreign as well as domestic tourists.
“In this regard, we have launched many projects that included City Tour Bus Service, making of documentary films, upgradation of existing facilities as well as setting up new tourism projects in Islamabad and other parts of the country,” he added.
He said that Sound and Light show on pattern of Dubai will soon be held in Islamabad. “Helipad will be developed at Rawal LakeView Point to start mini air safari of Islamabad,” he said.
He said that 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 that it is need of time that all relevant government and private organizations to join hand for making this industry the major earner for Pakistan.
He hoped that in near future, we will see Pakistan at one of top tourist destination of the world. PTDC is considering participating in international tourism and travel exhibitions in collaboration with Provincial tourism organizations, airlines, hoteliers and tour operators which not only creates awareness about Pakistan but also results in increase of tourist influx to the country.
He told the participants and 30 kanals of land has been allotted to PTDC for construction of tourist facilities in Naltar.
He said that Vega management agreed to provide maximum assistance to PTDC in upgrading PTDC Motels, adding that Vega will help PTDC in developing golf course and amusement parks at 25 acre land in Shakarparian Islamabad whereas support for investment in developing ski resort at Naltar will also be provided.
He said that in this context, Vega will conduct a survey and prepare a comprehensive report on possible areas of investment to beprovided to PTDC . – APP