Northern areas attracts tourists in summers

Northern areas attracted a large number of tourists from across the country during current summer season and Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) would be expecting 40 percent increase in the flow of tourits from the previous years.
According to the official of PTDC, more than one million tourists, locals and foreigners, would visit the northern areas till the end of the summer season.
“The growth in tourists visiting these areas increased by 40 percent as compared to last year due to measures taken by the government to improve law and order situation in those areas,” he said.
Pakistan has great potential for adventure tourism, the country has the world’s highest mountains that are a great attraction. He said that the country has the distinction of having five peaks above 8,000 meters each, including the second loftiest mountain, K-2.
Pakistan also has the largest glaciers on the globe outside the polar region, which offers tremendous attraction for adventurers. The official said the PTDC planned to further streamline facilities for tourists in various destinations.
He said that it was a good sign that the people were visiting tourists’ points especially Naran, Ayubia, Swat, Gilgit and Skardu.
He said the PTDC has a chain of 39 motels and three restaurants, which were providing the best facilities to tourists. “We were providing international level boarding and lodging facilities,” he added


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