Embassy invites Indonesian tourists

By Staff Reporter
Wednesday – October 14, 2020
JAKARTA (Indonesia): In the Indonesian capital, Pakistan embassy’s Charge d’Affaires Sajjad Haider Khan, Tuesday, highlighted to a group of Indonesian participants the rich religious and cultural heritage in Pakistan, including the Mughal era mosques, forts, shrines, Buddhists’ religious and heritage sites and the Sikh religious sites including the Kartarpur Sahib.

According to a press release, the embassy of Pakistan in collaboration with the Batiq travel services (BTT), held a tourism promotion conference, in the embassy’s compound.

He gave a detailed briefing covering history, geography, economy, and the thriving tourism potential.

Jakarta’s Pakistan embassy Charge d’Affaires Khan informed the audience about the immense potential that the South Asian country holds for almost all tourism related fields including: adventure tourism, Halal tourism, religious tourism, mountaineering, skiing, etc.

He shared some of the recent acknowledgments of Pakistan’s tourism potential by world class magazines and societies such as Forbes, Condé Nast Traveler’s, British backpacker’s society, and recently, the well-known Indonesian travel blogger ,“Trinity”.

The programme included a documentary, a presentation on online visa system by the officer in-charge, and a special video message from Trinity, top Indonesian blogger who visited Pakistan in 2019.

Based on her personal experiences, she gave strong words in support of Pakistan as she declared the South Asian country as the best among the 99 countries that she had visited.

The conference was planned while strictly adhering to the protocols related to COVID-19 (coronavirus), by the Governorate of Jakarta (GoJ).

A separate photographic exhibition of major tourist places was organised in a section of the building.

The guests appreciated the event and remarked that such briefings will help in changing the perception of the people regarding the South Asian country, they were served with traditional Pakistani cuisine.

The event was attended by over 20 travel agencies and tour leaders including a few firms involved in Umra and religious tourism, the country head of Sri Lankan Airlines in Indonesia Amila Wijasekara also attended the event.