TDCP, Careem ink MoU to boost tourism

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The Tourism Development Corporation of Punjab (TDCP) and online car service Careem Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) under which the corporation would train 10 captains, who would offer their services as authentic tourist guides to tourists visiting historical and cultural places in Lahore.

A ceremony was held at TDCP head office in this regard here. Speaking on the occasion, TDCP Managing Director Asadullah Saif said that initially three routes had been finalised for the service.

First route includes Lahore Museum, National History Museum, Lahore Fort and Badshahi Masjid. A visit to Mughal architecture Wazir Khan Masjid, Shahi Hamam, Shalimar Gardens would be organised on the second route, where tourists would witness craft work and traditional skills.

On the third route, tourists would go to Wagah border. The TDCP MD said: “This collaboration will significantly promote and accelerate foreign and local visitors as it is providing a good package to know, learn and enjoy a fun-filled trip of the wonderful city.”

Country Head of Careem Pakistan Feroz Jaleel said that the agreement would definitely boost the scope of tourism besides giving an opportunity to those who were interested to see the culture and beautiful architecture of Lahore.

He said, “It is our commitment to provide safe, secure and reliable mobility and the launch will be followed by a subsequent expansion of the service including bus rides and other facilities.”