Dubai, January 31, 2013 (PPI-OT): “UAE is one of the biggest markets for Pakistani entrepreneurs. Pakistani business community in the UAE is making good progress thus supporting the economy of Pakistan in the form of foreign exchange remittances”, said Ambassador Jamil Ahmed Khan while inaugurating the Afridi Travel and Tourism Camp in Dubai yesterday.
Ambassador Khan said that Pakistani businessmen in the industry of travel and tourism should work for promoting tourism in Pakistan as well which, he said, not only provides a good opportunity to project Pakistani culture and traditions but also promises huge financial gains. He further stated that the income generated through tourism industry, in UAE is around 50 billion dollars a year in which Pakistan’s share is minimal.
“Desert safari in Pakistan is one of the best in the world. If our tour operators could affiliate the UAE deserts with satellite deserts in Pakistan, they could easily explore the potential of earning 500 billion dollars a year” said the Ambassador. He said Tharparker desert in Pakistan is far more beautiful compared to so many other deserts in the world which not only hosts all types of animal species.
“Our businesspersons associated with this industry may include desert safari in Pakistan while making booking of a foreign tourist coming to the UAE for desert safari so that the tourists from all parts of the world could enjoy the flavor of two different deserts in one ticket” said the Ambassador. He assured the tour operators of the full support of the Embassy in this regard.
The Director of Afridi Travel and Tourism Camp, Mr. Afridi thanked Ambassador Jamil Ahmed Khan for taking out his precious time and inaugurating their office. He expressed his willingness and commitment to work on the satellite desert project.
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