Grand Hyatt collaborates with Bahria Town to open 4 hotels in Pakistan

The brands, Grand Hyatt and Hyatt Regency have partnered with the management of Bahria Town to launch 4 hotels in Pakistan. The hotels would be opened in the capital of Pakistan, Islamabad besides establishing in Karachi, Lahore and Rawalpindi. The ownership of all 4 hotels will be with Bahria Town, which is Pakistan’s largest and one of Asia’s top real-estate company. Senior Vice President, Acquisitions and Development – Europe, Africa,

International Ferry Service to be launched in Pakistan

Minister of Ports and Shipping, Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo conducted a meeting on Tuesday under the supervision of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif where discussions were held to finalize the requirement for the certification to launch a ferry service in Pakistan on both domestic and international grounds. The representatives of foreign affairs, interior, defense and narcotics control along with anti-narcotics and Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) attended this meeting. The Secretary

Domestic tourists bring massive boost for PTDC Motels during summer

Motels in Murree and other northern areas of Pakistan are in massive demand from the start of the summer. Subsequently, PTDC Motels are earning huge profits since the start of the summer season this year. The summer and winter seasons attract a lot of visitors in the northern parts of Pakistan. This time it is no different as the Motels are booked by tourists. There has been an enormous rise

An upsurge of 25% is observed in tourists during current season: PTDC

According to an official of PTDC, more than one million tourists visited northern areas this year. The tourists, included both domestic and foreign nationals, visited the northern parts of Pakistan during the current season. The primary reason of the upsurge in the adventure tourism is improved security state in that area. Manager Policy and Promotion of Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC), Mukhtar Ali stated: “The ratio of tourists increased by

Pakistan witnessing an increase in Chinese tourists

Chinese tourists are finding Pakistan an interesting place to spend their leisure time. According to a latest report, the number of tourism visa applications submitted by Chinese citizens has increased by 37 times during the first half of 2016. These figures show their increasing enthusiasm in visiting Pakistan lately. A leading online travel agency in China named Ctrip stated that Chinese tourists have matured in their choices. Thus, adding more

Possibilities to promote tourism in Pakistan are enormous, says PTDC

According to an official of Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC), Pakistan has great potential to promote tourism in Pakistan. There are no second thoughts that Pakistan is blessed with cultural diversity, fascinating sceneries, stunning landscapes and geo-strategic position. All these ingredients indicate that Pakistan has tremendous potential for promoting tourism by virtue of its rich history. While talking to Associated Press of Pakistan (APP), the official stated that Pakistan is

The Islands of Pakistan

Pakistan boasts a variety of islands off its coast, and they range from housing sandy beaches to comprising mud volcanoes. Here’s a look at some of the more prominent: Charna Island Charna Island, locally referred to as “Cheerno”, is situated at the boundary between the provinces of Sindh and Balochistan. Surrounded by the waters of the Arabian Sea, it lies 9 km from the Hub river and 6 km from

VR Technology Can Help Promote Tourism In Pakistan

Virtual Reality (VR) technology enables users to experience an immersive multimedia experience into a simulated environment by integrating sound, video and 360-degree displays, giving a near-real experience of what it would feel like to be present in a real or computer-generated surrounding. Historical Context The world’s first VR Head-Mounted Display (HMD) was developed in the late 60’s by Ivan Sutherland and his student Bob Sproull. Other improved versions such as

Khem Singh Bedi’s Haveli – Pakistan’s Hidden Treasure

We all know that Pakistan is full of archeological and scenic treasures. From the heavenly beauty of the north to the exotic history in Sindh, Pakistan has it all. With K2, Shangrila, Ansoo Lake, and other natural beauties in the north, and Mohonjedaro and Thatta in the south, there is something for everyone. However, there is one place that is not very well known to foreigners and Pakistanis alike, a

Hunza in Photos

Hunza is the picture of quaint charm and breathtaking beauty. Located deep in the beautiful province of Gilgit-Baltistan, the valley is a favorite among holiday-goers, both domestic and international, and for good reason. Below is a selection of pictures of the abundant scenic beauty that characterizes this part of the world. Of perennial snow, mighty peaks and running streams…