Special Assistant to the PM for Overseas Pakistanis Chairman National Tourism Board, Sayed Zulfikar Bukhari has announced that World Tourism Forum 2021 will be held in Pakistan.
Speaking to a private news channel, the PM’s aide said that it will be a five-day event with over 1,000 foreign visitors expected to attend the event.
“The World Tourism Forum will have three days for conference and two days for tourism”, revealed the SAPM.
He added that the event had been planned for this year but postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Bukhari further said that over 32 new three-star to four-star hotels will be constructed in Pakistan in the next two years. He said that the government will renovate PTDC buildings and motels across the country to boost tourism.
The minister said that the government had shut down Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) operations to restructure it.
“We are making changes in PTDC to restructure it in accordance with global best practices,” he stated.
Earlier, Bukhari had said the government would be bringing reforms in the PTDC rather than closing it down.
The World Tourism Forum is an organisation based in Istanbul, Turkey dedicated to developing tourism around the world with its annual meetings.