Tourism in Pakistan


Waqas Ali
Tourism in Pakistan is a growing industry. Before 2010, Pakistan is known as lonely planet, no tourist visit Pakistan because of the bad security reasons. Pakistan has a number of historical and cultural areas. But now in 2020 due to the government of Pakistan with the help of Pak Army clean whole country from devils inside the country and was ranked The Best Holiday Destination for 2020. As security in the country improves, tourism in Pakistan increases. In just a couple of years, tourism in Pakistan has increased by more than 300%. Pakistan also received many of travel vloggers who showed the beauty of
the country, especially the northern areas like Naran and kaghan, Gilgit Baltistan etc. In 2018, the British Backpacker Society ranked Pakistan as the world's top adventure travel destination, describing the country as "one of the friendliest countries on earth, with mountain scenery that is beyond anyone’s wildest imagination. Forbes ranked Pakistan as one of the ‘coolest places’ to visit in 2019. According to the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017 released by the World Economic Forum, the direct
contribution of travel and tourism to Pakistan's GDP in 2015 was US$ 328.3 million, constituting 2.8% of the total GDP. Inbound tourism in Pakistan has witnessed a marked increase of over 70 percent during the year 2018 as compared to previous year, mainly due to multiple initiatives, specially improved security situation. According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, the direct contribution of travel and tourism to Pakistan's GDP in 2016 was US$ 7.6 billion, constituting 2.7% of the total GDP. Pakistan's
domestic tourism industry is estimated at 50 million tourists who travel in the country on short trips usually between May to August. The largest tourism inflow of tourists are from the United Kingdom, followed by United States, India and China. The country's attractions range from the ruin of Mohenjo- daro and Harappa to the Himalayan hill stations, Pakistan is home to several mountain peaks over 7000m, The north part of Pakistan has many old fortress, ancient architecture and the Hunza, Chitral
Valley, home to small Kalash people community and Fairy Meadows, Diamer District of Gilgit Baltistan. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province is timeless and legendary, punjab province has the historic city Lahore, Pakistan's cultural capital, with many examples of Mughal architecture such as Badshahi Masjid, Shalimar Gardens, Tomb of Jahangir and the Lahore Fort. Balochistan include turbat, khuzdar and Gawadar port on the other side one of the most attractive and beautiful Kashmir also called as Jannat. Review of a traveller before and after visiting Pakistan: Before Visiting “I have been an extensive
traveller, a true backpacker, having visited numerous countries on all continents. Pakistan had never figured in my calculus until I developed friendships with two Pakistanis” After Visiting “While I took off from Lahore onwards to home, I was overwhelmed by a feeling of how incredible Pakistan was! What is needed is a better understanding of the country by the world. I would reiterate the advice given to me by my Pakistani friends. Don’t take my word for it, go visit Pakistan and see it for yourself”.