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PTDC’s snowbound hotels, motels open ahead of schedule

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) has opened its summer resorts in snowfall areas ahead of the schedule this year to facilitate nature lovers, General Manager PTDC Motels Chaudhry Aziz-ud-Din Tahir said Friday.

In the first phase, hotels and motels in Skardu, Astak, Ayubia, Gupis, Miandam had already been opened, while Hunza, Kalam, Khaplu, Mastuj would be opened in April. Besham, Birmoglasht, Chitral, Gilgit, Gupis, Hunza, Kalam, Naran, Saidu Sharif had also been made operational.

He said PTDC had recently launched new website www.ptdcmotel.com for online booking of hotels and motels.

He said in the past, PTDC used to open winter hotels in Ayubia on April 1 but this time the resort had been made operational in the month of March.

To a question he said the PTDC’s initiative to introduce “Pakistan Tourism Friends Club” for the promotion of tourism had been received warmly adding at present around 3,000 people had enrolled themselves to enjoy announced facilities.

He said objective of introducing the club was to promote tourism activities and to provide better tourist facilities at affordable rates to its members.

He said that 20 percent discount would be given to the members on the facilities being provided at all hotels, motels, and tourist resorts operating across the country. APP