Federal Minister Optimistic of tourism industry revival

Islamabad: Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit–Baltistan, Muhammad Barjees Tahir visited the Pakistan Pavilion here at World’s largest Travel Trade Show, ITB 2014. He held meetings with the leading tour operators of Germany and discussed with them different ways and means to make Pakistan as a favourite destination for the international tourists.

An Iranian delegation also visited the Pakistan Stall and exchanged views with the Minister on bilateral issues of mutual interest.

The Minister also held a meeting with the tour operators from Pakistan who put up their stalls in the Exhibition and discussed with them threadbare issues and problems being faced by the tourism industry of Pakistan.

He expressed his optimism of attracting more visitors to Pakistan in future and to discuss the future plans and formulating an implementation strategy in the light of issues raised and suggestions underlined during this visit, the Federal Minister has fixed a meeting of the concerned officials and industry people on March 24, 2014.

He also visited the South Asian, Central Europe and South American countries pavilion set up by them at Travel Trade Fair.

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