In a significant progress, Pakistan witnesses a 70% increase in Foreign tourists’ influx

The comparative analysis of the report clearly states that the flow of foreign visitors drastically declined in 2014.

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According to PTDC, Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation, more than 17,500 people visited Pakistan in 2018 on tourist visas, and the country witnessed an amazing increase in its inbound tourism as compared to 2017 when 10,476 people visited Pakistan on tourist visas. It happened precisely because of the recent security initiatives taken by the government.

Reviewing the tourism stats for the past six years, more than 60,000 people visited various tourist attractions in Pakistan, especially the beautiful places in the north of the country.

The comparative analysis of the report clearly states that the flow of foreign visitors drastically declined in 2014 (over 47% to be accurate) in comparison to 2013. In 2014, around 5,500 foreigners came to Pakistan on a tourist visa while in 2013, 10,560 foreign tourists visited the country.

Improved security initiatives:

After 2014, the government took a lot of new security initiatives as well as many new operations were carried on in order to eliminate terrorism. As a result of that, the tourist arrivals went up.

In 2015 and 2016, the tourist count relatively increased. In 2015, the tourist count was around 6,475 while in 2016; more than 9000 people visited the country. However, tourism of Pakistan recovered itself in 2017 as the tourist count climbed to 10,500 in the respective year.

According to a spokesperson of PTDC, the government has been eagerly running after the agenda of its tourism promotion, and they’ve been taking exceptional steps in order to boost it. He further added that the regime of online visa had increased inbound tourism gradually.

Other than that, the making of Buddhist trail from Taxila to Swat and the opening of Kartarpur Corridor has significantly increased the religious tourism of the country, he additionally mentioned.

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