Travel Agents and Tour Operators number approximately 2000, and
Hotels, tour operators and travel agents directly employ more than
500,000 people. Other tourism sectors such as, airlines, road transports,
souvenir shops etc. also provide employment to a large number of people
besides paying taxes, license & registration fee etc. to the public
Tourism and Regional Development:
It helps in redistribution of wealth to remote areas and creates job
opportunities from highly qualified to people with low academic profile such
as waiters, cooks, housemaids and janitorial workers.
attraction for tourists. These areas were mostly, Murree and Galliat,
Northern Areas, Swat, Ziarat, Abbottabad, Kaghan, Naran, Peshawar, Azad
Kashmir and other smaller resort areas.
Features of Domestic Tourism
factors, combined together, formed 84.7 percent of travel in Pakistan.
(See Table No. 4.2 of Statistical Appendix).
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