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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa launches first ever toll free helpline for tourists

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‘Tourist Facilitation Hub’, a 24/7 toll-free helpline for tourists has been launched by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Culture and Tourism Authority.

Tourism Corporation of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (TCKP) through Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Integrated Tourism Development Project (KITE) has launched the 24/7 toll-free tourist helpline called ‘Tourist Facilitation Hub’ 1422 to provide information to domestic and international tourists regarding tourist spots, weather updates, nearby attractions, traffic information, available utilities, and emergency response services.

Currently, the helpline is being run on a trial basis in order to boost tourism in the North-West Frontier Province and for the dissemination of information about facilities.

Advocacy message has been placed on billboards at prominent locations in tourist areas / routes in the province for information.

According to the decision of the government, all the major tourist spots were opened in the province in August 2020. The influx of domestic and international tourists has increased as thousands of travel lovers have been visiting numerous sites across the province.

As per the estimated figures from the TCKP, 2,681,000 tourists visited Khyber Pakhtunkhwa between 13 August and 31 October 2020, and over 762,000 tourists are currently exploring the different districts of the province.

Meanwhile, Abbottabad received the highest number of tourists over the period, with over 1,718,000 tourists in August, and over 664,000 tourists are currently exploring the mesmerizing beauty of Swat.

Moreover, KP Planning and Development Department (P&D KP) is working on a mobile application named, Pothole Fixer that would be helpful for the public to report broken roads in the province and will soon be launched in Peshawar as a pilot project.

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