There are several opportunities in the tourism sector in Pakistan and the government provides international-level facilities for tourists, Pakistan’s Ambassador to Indonesia Muhammad Hassan stated. The country contains infinite opportunities for all sectors of tourism, including adventure, mountaineering, and religious and halal tourism.
Muhammad Hassan was speaking at an online seminar on tourism promotion in Pakistan, arranged by the Embassy of Pakistan, Jakarta at the Chancery.
Envoy Hassan underlined the contribution of the tourism sector to the economy and appreciated the efforts of the Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC), the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), and the Pakistan Association of Tour Operators (PATO) in promoting tourism.
Speaking about the unique aspects of Pakistan’s tourism sector and various destinations, the Ambassador said the embassy was ready to provide all assistance to Indonesian tourists interested in visiting Pakistan.
From the Indonesian side, the presenters included Andik Susanto Billi, also known as Billi the Backpacker, Havilah, and Innoy, a travel vlogger who had previously visited Pakistan.
Moreover, the Indonesian representatives expressed their keen interest in exploring Pakistan and agreed on the need to improve mutual collaboration in the field of tourism.
Billi and other Indonesian speakers also shared their experiences in Pakistan and underlined the friendliness and generosity of Pakistani people and Pakistani cuisine besides the natural beauty of Pakistan.
They also acknowledged the embassy for arranging the seminar and said that such events would be helpful in creating more awareness amongst Indonesians about Pakistan’s hidden tourism potential.
From the Pakistan side, Saadia from PTDC, Bakhtawar from TDAP, and PATO Vice President Malik Azmat Awan gave comprehensive presentations regarding the thriving tourism potential of Pakistan, and the different initiatives of the government of Pakistan to promote tourism.
The seminar was physically joined by over 60 representatives of Indonesian travel agencies, the hospitality industry, and the media, while the representative of TDAP, PTDC, and PATO attended virtually.
Afterward, the embassy also gave the guidebook on the tourism potential of Pakistan among the members. The members of the event were served traditional Pakistani and Indonesian cuisine at the end.