Pakistan will be hosting the World Tourism Forum in 2021. The aim is to expand and boost the country’s tourism potential around the globe primarily among the D-8 countries.
The prime minister’s adviser on tourism and overseas Pakistanis, Syed Zulfikar Bukhari addressed a press conference in Islamabad in which he said that in the forum in Islamabad, the D-8 member states tourism ministers will take part including Turkey.
Even though the even was scheduled to be held in 2020, it was delayed considering the circumstances (COVID-19 pandemic). The five-day event would be attended by more than 1,000 foreign visitors
Bukhari said, “Pakistan has a huge tourism potential that we want to introduce to the world, especially the Muslim world. We are inviting the tourism ministers of D-8 countries, including Turkey, to learn from their experience promoting tourism.”
Basically World Tourism Forum is an org based in Turkey. The aim of the organization is to promote tourism globally through its yearly meetings.
In order to develop its tourism, Pakistan has drafted a five-year action plan. Tourism in the country was negatively effected post 9/11 with an increase in terrorism. Bukhari said that Pakistan will launch a tourism e-portal by the end of 2020 to attract travelers from abroad and local tourists.
The natural beauty of Pakistan with snow-capped peaks in the north and barren deserts in the South, make it an attractive tourist destination.