Published On: Wed, May 16th, 2018
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French Tour operators invited to promote Pakistan as a preferred tourist destination

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Paris: Inauguration ceremony of the special Tourist Information Counter established at the Embassy of Pakistan, Paris to facilitate and encourage French tourists was held in Paris yesterday.

A website titled “Decouvrez le Pakistan” to promote Pakistan tourism in the French language was also launched on the occasion.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, the Ambassador of Pakistan to France Moin ul Haque said that the improved security situation, upgraded road and communication infrastructure, modern travelling and residential facilities have made Pakistan a preferred tourist destination for the domestic and international tourists.

He said that the tourist information counter and the website were launched to highlight tourism potential of Pakistan, create bilateral institutional linkages between tour operators of the two countries and provide useful information on tourist sites to the French tourists.

The Ambassador encouraged the French tour operators to introduce Pakistan specific tour packages in coordination with their Pakistani counterparts to help French tourists and adventure seekers to experience Pakistan’s scenic valleys, majestic mountains, marvellous Mughal monuments and archaeological treasures, relish Sufi musical traditions and enjoy the legendary hospitality of its people.

A number of French journalists and travellers gave presentations about their visits and experiences in Pakistan. Mr. Paul Gasnier a writer and adventurist and frequent traveller to Pakistan spoke about the scenic places of Gilgit Baltistan, Shandur Festival and ancient cities of Pakistan. Ms. Oriane Zerah, a French photographer shared her experiences of traveling along the mighty river Indus in pursuit of her photographic project in Pakistan. Mr. David Sermiento-Castillo, a French archaeologist and historian apprised the audience about archaeological treasures of Pakistan.

A documentary was also screened depicting Pakistan’s rich cultural and historical heritage. Touristic brochures especially printed in French language were also distributed to the participants.

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