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Swiss International Hotels to expand operations in KP


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Swiss International Hotels & Resorts are considering establishing a chain of luxury hotels in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

In a meeting with Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, the CEO and President Swiss International Hotels & Resort Henri (Hans) W.R. Kennedie said that they are already working on a plan to expand their hospitality operations in different cities of KPK.

In the first phase, the Swiss International will begin their operation in Swat and Peshawar. The success of phase I will lead the expansion of Swiss International luxury hotels to Malakand, Chitral, and Mardan.

The Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry announced that the facility of e-Visa policy has been extended to 175 nations and visa-on-arrival for 50 countries.

CM Mahmood Khan also requested to consider the proposal of establishing tourist spots as well in KP. He informed the delegation that promoting tourism as an industry in the province is his top-most priority.

In his statement, he informed that the provincial tourism department has identified 20 new tourist spots. Moreover, the rehabilitation and reconstruction of access roads are underway to facilitate tourists. The government of KP is also planning to develop ski resorts with the help of the Pakistan Air Force. A comprehensive policy was also formulated for the speedy promotion of tourism in the province. Regulatory framework was also completed.

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“We will also welcome and facilitate both the national and international investment in the whole exercise for promoting tourism in K-P,” he said while talking to a five-member delegation of investors led by MPA Nazir Abbasi at Chief Minister Secretariat Peshawar.

Provincial Minister for Information Shaukat Yousafzai, Principal Secretary to CM Muhammad Israr, Secretary Finance Shakil Qadir and Secretary Tourism Shahid Zaman were also present in the meeting.

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In another pleasant move, the Federal Government has announced a new Visa policy to flourish the tourism sector in Pakistan. The Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry announced that the facility of e-Visa policy has been extended to 175 nations and visa-on-arrival for 50 countries.