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French tourists choosing Pakistan as preferred destination for tourism: tour operators

ISLAMABAD: More and more French and European tourists are choosing Pakistan as a preferred destination for sightseeing and cultural tourism. This was stated by the representatives of the top tour operators of France who met the Ambassador of Pakistan to France Moin ul Haque in Paris on Friday at a debriefing session after their recent 2-week visit to Pakistan in September this year, says a press release received from Paris here on Saturday. The tour operators in their separate presentations briefed the ambassador about…

Assad regime promotes Syria as a ‘tourist’ destination

It is over a year since Bashar al-Assad's regime, with the help of Russian air strikes and barrel bombs, pounded the rebel-held east of Aleppo into submission. Buildings were flattened, those who survived were left terrorised, hungry and filled with despair, and the stench of dead bodies rose up from the rubble as families searched for their loved ones. Now, having largely destroyed the city it sought to control, the Assad regime wants the world to visit what remains: as a tourist destination. This week the Syrian…