British Airways return helps boost inbound tourism: PTDC chairman
ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari has said that the resumption of British Airways (BA) in Pakistan would help boost inbound tourism in the country recounting his government’s achievement on the socio-economic front.
The inflow of foreign tourist would surely increase in the country due to the entrance of the United Kingdom’s second largest airline (BA) in Pakistan as it reflects improved security situation of the country, Zulfikar Bukhari, who also holds the portfolio of Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development said Sunday.
The airways would help Pakistan in its integration with the rest of the world especially, establishing viable travel links with North America and Europe, he told APP here.
The comeback of British Airways after almost a decade would also portray the positive and soft image of Pakistan across the globe, he said and added that the country was known in the world for its lush green meadows, beautiful lakes, world’s highest peaks, unique cultural and religious heritage.
Zulfikar said the resumption of global aviation player inculcated the sense of security among the leading companies and tourists across the globe.
Describing the British Airways a prestigious service, Zulfikar Bukhari said, the company has agreed to start their operations in the country after the government met their security concerns.