Staff Reporter Peshawar
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has finalized Summer Plan 2021 for holding various activities including sports events and cultural festivals to promote tourism activities in the province.
The Summer Plan 2021 was approved during a meeting held here with Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan in the chair, said an official handout issued here on Sunday.
The meeting reviewed progress on various initiatives taken by the provincial government to boost tourism activities in the province.
Besides Special Assistant to Prime Minister, Zulfiqar Bukhari, the meeting was attended by Secretary Tourism Abid Majeed, Managing Director PTDC, Intikhab Alam, Managing Director KP Tourism and Culture Authority Junaid Khan and other relevant quarters.
The activities reflected in the Summer Plan include Dera Jaat Festival, Tour de Khyber Cycling Race, Mountain Bike Rally, Qaqlasht Festival, Chehlum Josht Festival, Kurram Festival, Hazara Musical Festival, Shandor Polo Festival, Naran Festival, 4×4 Trans Himalayan Rally and Kailash Ochau Festival.
These activities will be held between March and August this year for which the Tourism, Sports and Culture Department is giving final touches to arrangements and preparations.
These activities are expected to attract a large number of domestic and foreign tourists and necessary steps are being taken to ensure maximum facilitation to the tourists.
Briefing the meeting about progress on various initiative/projects for the promotion of tourism in the province, it was informed that Geo-Mapping and Profiling of all tourist destinations in the province had been completed and put on Google Maps for the convenience of domestic and foreign tourists.
Similarly, websites and mobile apps have been developed for providing online details of hotels, rest houses, camping pods, and other essential services and facilities in tourist destinations adding that now all types of tourist information are available to the tourists online.