Indeed tourism has a huge potential and for the first time any government is paying importance to this sector. Our local tourists spent 4b rupees just on last eid holidays in kpk. This is a huge support to local population through job creation and revenue.
PESHAWAR: The arrival of millions of tourists to Malakand and Hazara Divisions from all over the country during Eid-ul-Azha vacations generated huge employment opportunities and an estimated Rs4 bil
The number of hotels and resorts have multiplied over last couple of years. Even if it does not attract foreign tourists that much local tourists who preferred Turkey or other countries can spend here helping us with the outflow.
There is no denying the tourism potential that Pakistan has, why only look to the north, Sindh specially Thar can be a hot spot of tourism as well so can Gwadar in Baluchistan. The core problem is security situation and local populations mindset, once these are mature enough this industry can thrive.
I mean I am cringing at the level of mental maturity here. Educated people around the world look at tourists as a problem with the noise, pollution, and crime that they bring. But let us just suppose only angels will come to Pakistan. Your country has been unable to handle waste in its biggest city Karachi. What will you do with the additional waste generated by tourists? I mean, how many tourists do you need to generate 15 billion dollars? If we get 1 million tourists spending $15000/- each inside Pakistan, that reaches 15 billion. Now your international travelers are already at around 14 million
That means a 7% increased stress on just your air travel infrastructure. Then there is roads, hotels, hospitals etc. Is your infrastructure ready for this kind of load? Then you have limited destination. How many people are you going to fit into resorts in the Northern Areas? They aren't even accessible all year around.
Then you have world media talking about Pakistan's role in Afghanistan and Indian media spreading misinformation. You have a diplomatic spat going on with the UK. And you Prime Minister has been on record saying women can get raped because of what they wear. You think tourists will come to Pakistan? How is anyone reading this thread with a straight face?
Then there is the pure dung headed, moronic nature of falling down to tourism. You don't have the intellect to produce and sell better clothes, better tools, better hi-tech products, so the zenith of your imagination is to try something where you don't need to engage your brain too much. This is a failure of leadership, and this is a failure of the followers who are brainlessly following this leadership.