Pakistan’s Ambassador to Indonesia, Muhammad Hassan, said there are many opportunities in the tourism sector in Pakistan and the government provides world-class facilities for tourists. Pakistan offers vast opportunities for all sectors of tourism, including mountaineering, adventure, and religious and halal tourism.
He was addressing a webinar on promoting tourism in Pakistan, organized by the Pakistani Embassy in Jakarta at the Chancellery, said a press release received here on Monday.
Ambassador Hassan highlighted the vital role of the tourism sector in the economy and appreciated the efforts of the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), Tourism Development Corporation of Pakistan (PTDC) and Pakistan Association of Tour Operators (PATO) in promoting tourism.
The event physically brought together more than 60 representatives from Indonesian travel agencies, the hospitality industry and the media, while representatives from TDAP, PTDC and PATO attended virtually.
The Ambassador spoke about the unique aspects of the tourism sector in Pakistan and various destinations. He said the embassy is ready to provide all assistance to Indonesian tourists wishing to visit Pakistan.
On the Indonesian side, speakers included Andik Susanto Billi, popularly known as Billi the Backpacker, Havilah and Innoy, a travel vlogger who had previously visited Pakistan.
While expressing their strong interest in exploring Pakistan, the Indonesian speakers agreed on the need to strengthen mutual collaboration in the field of tourism.
Billi and other Indonesian speakers shared their experiences in Pakistan and highlighted the kindness and hospitality of the Pakistani people, Pakistani cuisine as well as the natural beauty of Pakistan.
They appreciated the Embassy for organizing the seminar and agreed that such events would increase Indonesians’ awareness of Pakistan’s untapped tourism potential.
On the Pakistani side, Bakhtawar from TDAP, Saadia from PTDC and PATO Vice President Malik Azmat Awan gave detailed presentations on Pakistan covering the country’s thriving tourism potential and the various initiatives of the Pakistani government to promote tourism.
The embassy also distributed the guidebook on Pakistan’s tourism potential to the participants. Participants were served traditional Pakistani and Indonesian cuisine at the end.