PTDC

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A motel of PTDC at Malam Jabba ski resort in Swat, North-West Frontier Province

PTDC or Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation is an organization of Government of Pakistan. The PTDC is governed by the Board of Directors headed by the Minister for Tourism. The Secretary (Tourism) is the Vice Chairman of the Board. PTDC provides transportation to various areas and owns and runs several motels across the country. Recently, PTDC at swat valley was destroyed by Pakistan army as Taliban make their base.

Objectives[edit]

  • Development and improvement of PTDC Tourist Information Centres, Hotels and Motels throughout Pakistan to attract domestic and international tourists.
  • To produce publicity and promotional material for distribution at home and abroad.
  • To conduct promotional programmes, activities and events for attracting tourists.
  • To create awareness of tourism throughout the private sector, Pakistan Missions abroad, PIA offices, tour operators, travel agents and hoteliers.
  • To provide familiarization and package tours, tourist transportation and ground handling to group tours.
  • To hold conferences, seminars, and workshops to promote and create awareness of tourism, and to improve the image of Pakistan.

Functions[edit]

  • Planning & Development - identification and implementation of projects dealing with tourism infrastructure such as Motels, Recreational units, Resorts etc.
  • Publicity & Promotion of tourist products and projects, production of tourist literature, domestic and foreign publicity.
  • Operation of AHP Ltd. a Public Limited Company, which manages and operates Flashman's Hotel in Rawalpindi.
  • Management of all hospitality units operated by PTDC Motels (Pvt.) Lt. in various tourist destinations of the country where the private sector is shy to invest.
  • Management of Pakistan Tours (Pvt.) Ltd, which provides ground handling and transport facilities for international and domestic groups.

Motels[edit]

PTDC runs motels at a number of locations throughout the country to provide quality low cost accommodation for visitors. These motels are located at the following locations:

  1. Astak
  2. Ayubia, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
  3. Booni
  4. Besham
  5. Chitral
  6. Karimabad, Hunza
  7. Khuzdar, Balochistan
  8. Miandam, Swat Valley
  9. Saidu Sharif, Swat Valley
  10. Panakot
  11. Satpara
  12. Sust Pakistan-China border Gilgit
  13. Torkham, FATA
  14. Wagah Pakistan-India border near Lahore
  15. Ziarat, Balochistan
  16. Naran, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
  17. Shogran, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Official website[edit]

The official website of the organization is http://www.tourism.gov.pk

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