PTDC to develop 10 villages as model rural tourism destinations
LAHORE – Managing Director Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation, Aftab ur Rehman Rana says PTDC has selected 10 villages across the country as a model rural tourism destinations in Pakistan. He said that PTDC has placed these villages on the map of United Nations World Tourism Organization’s best tourist villages. In a statement, he said United Nations World Tourism Organization has also launched the Global Best Tourism Village initiative to promote the role of tourism in the value and protection of rural villages as well as the landscapes associated with them. Aftab ur Rehman said rural tourism encourages local communities to revive and preserve their traditions, crafts, traditional festivals, architecture, and other unique practices.