Managing Director Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) Chaudhry Khabir Ahmed Khan on Monday inaugurated a seasonal bus service between Rawalpindi and Naran to promote domestic tourism in the country.
Talking to media, the MD said that both the national and International tourist can avail the services of Rawalpindi to Naran bus service.
He said PTDC was also providing special discounted tour packages to the families, students, group tourists and foreign tourists.
The PTDC started the bus service in 1997 which is successfully going on till to date. The bus service operates from June to August. Thousands of tourists visit Naran, Kaghan valley by utilising this service.
In order to develop tourism infrastructure in the country, PTDC has established 39 motels in far flung areas of Pakistan where private sector was shy to invest.
He said (PTDC) has set up Tourism Friends Club and registration was underway. He said 20 per cent discount would be given to the members on the facilities being provided at all hotels, motels and tourist resorts operating across the country.
He said interested persons could get themselves registered with the club by paying Rs 500, while annual fee would be Rs 1500 for each member.
“The purpose of the club is to promote tourism activities and provide better tourist facilities at affordable rates to its members to upkeep and maintain better standards,” he said.
The PTDC Naran motel is situated on the bank of the river and has 60 rooms, huts and cottages in it for the accommodation purposes, he added. The environment of Naran is very pleasant and peaceful.