Published On: Wed, Jan 27th, 2021
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Conference on Covid-19 impacts on tourism on Jan 30

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Peshawar: A conference to review impact of the covid-19 pandemic on tourism industry in Pakistan will be held in Islamabad on January 30.

The KP Culture and Tourism Authority in coordination with the Sports, Tourism, Archaeology, Culture, Museums and Youth Affairs Department is organizing the conference.

The participants of the conference titled ‘Textte’ will review the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on tourism and the steps being taken for boosting this sector under the present circumstances.

The conference is aimed at boosting an online network of stakeholders to tackle the bad impacts on the tourism, devising a strategy for promoting the sector and applying the modern day trends in tourism industry.

The organizers said that conference would also help raise awareness among the tourists about the industry as to how to proceed toward the better future.

They said that various other topics, including future of tourism, coronavirus impacts on tourism, roadmap for tourist spots, role of aviation in tourism, tourism in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the steps being taken for its future development, roadmap for incoming tourists from abroad, tourism affiliated employment opportunities for local populace, hospitality, tackling situation arising out of Covid-19 and future of international tourism, investment in tourism sector, media role in promotion of tourism and others would also come under discussion at the moot.

Stakeholders affiliated to the tourism sector, experts from Gilgit-Baltistan and hospitality sector, Special Assistant to Prime Minister and Chairman National Tourism Coordination Board Zulfi Bukhari, KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, GB Chief Minister Khalid Khurshid, Pakistan International Airlines Chief Executive Officer Arshad Malik, World Bank’s Kiran Afzal, KP Tourism Secretary Abid Majid, secretary tourism Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Gloria Guevara of World Travel and Tourism Council and others would attend the conference.