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Beautiful Pakistan: Classed as top travelling destination for 2020

Pakistan continued its position as the top tourist destination for the third consecutive year as the global reports sustained the country's status as the top tourist destination for 2020.

Pakistan has been classed as the top traveling destination for 2020 by Travel Company Wild Frontiers. The successful and vibrant trip of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has helped the country to recuperate its status as a safe and enthralling tourist destination.

For the past couple of months, the international media is raving for the country’s potential for tourism. A couple of international media reports had declared Pakistan the best tourist destination for 2019. The recent optimistic reports hint that Pakistan will continue to be branded as the cherished tourist destination for 2020 as well.

As one of the UK’s leading publication noted that: “Tour operator Wild Frontiers has been tipping Pakistan as the next big destination for a couple of years – it has seen an increase in customer numbers by 20 percent this year compared to 2018.”

Pakistan has recorded a big expansion in the influx of foreign tourists since 2019; both religious and recreational tourists.

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While the maiden visit of Britain’s royal couple last month in October garnered the country a positive push across the world, the resumption of direct flight of British Airways also cushioned the country’s goal to reinvigorate its soft image globally.

Moreover, the constructive reforms in the tourism industry by the PTI government and several acclaimed travel bloggers to Pakistan significantly branded Pakistan as a spectacular and tourist-friendly destination.

Potential for Tourism

A report released in September showed that tourist traffic at Pakistan’s cultural heritage and museum sites surged exponentially in the last five years, claims the latest recent report of Gallup. The report quotes an optimistic figure of a 317% rise in tourist traffic, with Punjab hosting 95% of the total tourism traffic.

The report by Gallup Pakistan pins tourism a focal game-changer to thrive the country’s economy reeling with financial constraints. Cultural sites recorded a major rise in the tourist inflow from 1.6 million visits in 2014 to a striking rise of 6.6 million visits in 2018. While Punjab dominated the list, the tourist inflow in Sindh and KP fluctuated over the years.

The delegation of the Buddhist Monks that visited Pakistan last month to pay homage to their sacred sites anticipated that it has the potential to become the hub of religious tourism in the next years.

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Pakistan, with its rich heritage, is the epicenter of three civilizations, which attracts people of three different faiths-Hinduism, Sikhism, and Buddhism. The recent visit of Thailand’s Chief Monk to Pakistan’s brought to spotlight the country’s significance in terms of world culture and heritage.

Terrorism had sullied Pakistan’s reputation for decades Pakistan. But things have taken a positive turn ever since Imran Khan assumed the premiership. The promotion of tourism, particularly religious tourism, and cultural promotion is close to PM Khan’s heart. One such milestone will be achieved with the inauguration of Kartarpur Corridor on 9th November.