In a recent article published in Forbes, Pakistan is included among top coolest places for Visit in 2019. This happened after consequent efforts by government of Pakistan to revive peace and tourism industry in the region.
As the peace is reviving in country, Pakistan’s profile is going up fast with various tourism, media organisations, and travelers now figuring it among the world’s top tourist destinations.
American business magazine Forbes published the report based on inputs by various travel companies, media organisations, solo travelers and bloggers, and included Pakistan along with Bhutan, Columbia, Mexico, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Mongolia, Rwanda, The Turkish Rivera and Portugal.
Due to changing geo-strategic situation, improvement of internal and external peace situation and change in visa policy for tourists, Pakistan is fast becoming a tourism hub in the region. Sara Barbieri, a specialist with GeoEx said,
Explore the valleys of Hunza, Shigar and Khaplu via the renowned Karakoram Highway. This little-visited region in the far northeast of the country offers the kind of startlingly striking scenery that compels you to gaze from the window of your 4WD without blinking, for fear of missing a moment of the majesty of the landscape.
Barbieri also emphasized on the hospitality of the locals, glacial blue of Attabad Lake, the centuries of history, juxtaposition of granite to greenery, the chance to walk through an age-old apricot orchard along water channels cut by hand, and the blazing snow-covered glory of Rakaposhi.
Earlier in year 2018, the British Backpacker Society described Pakistan as
One of the friendliest countries on earth, with mountain scenery that is beyond anyone’s wildest imagination”.
British Backpacker society also announced the ranking of world’s top 20 adventure travel destinations for 2018, which also included Russia, India, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan and China along with Pakistan. They ranked Pakistan as the top adventure travel destination for 2018 after visiting the country extensively in 2016. British Backpacker Society said on its social media page.
“It is beautiful, exciting and culturally interesting, and travelers are rewarded at the journey’s end-point with perhaps the most beautiful natural sight on earth, the Hunza Valley,”
After the improving law and order situation, political changes and better relations with neighboring countries, The positive image of Pakistan is increasing rapidly. Tourists from different countries are keen to visit Pakistan for tourism purposes. Number of international tourists to Pakistan have increased to a remarkable number which proves Pakistan as best travel destination for local and foreigner tourists.