As a known phenomenon, Eid festivities are at the heart of the Muslim societies and so is the case with Pakistan. Eid ul Fitr has just been celebrated in the country amidst the political turmoil happening throughout the holy month of Ramadan. Despite the significant Kaos, the citizens, however, have still been able to find some recreational moments with the holiest festivities of Eid and happen to visit the tourist destinations on Eid-ul-Fitr 2022 in considerably large numbers.
How many have visited tourist destinations on Eid-ul-Fitr 2022?
About more than 600,000 individuals have visited seven significant tourism places in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, as reported. Out of all the areas visited, most of those significant were Malakand and Hazara divisions, during five days of Eid-ul-Fitr, said the travel & tourism industry office.
The provincial government had declared holidays from May 2 till May 6 for the post-Ramadan celebrations. Citizens welcomed this and utilized to the maximum. As it becomes evident from the facts and figures.
In a declaration made on Friday May 6, the department responsible for travel & tourism said the travelers’ information compiled by the concerned authorities namely the tourism police and the Levies check posts, collaborator chief’s workplaces, respective development authorities including Kaghan Development Authority and the Galiyat Development Authority disclosed this on the main day of Eid, that approximately 24,140 individuals visited seven tourist destinations. This included the Upper Dir, Kalam Valley, Malam Jabba, Galiyat, Lower and Upper Chitral, and the Kaghan and Naran.
As per the department, 20,000 individuals went to Galiyat area on May 2 and 18,000 on May 3, while visitors to Kaghan and Naran totalled 7,500 on the second Eid day.
The Travel & Tourism industry has made ample progress in the past few years, as observed. The very number of people visiting the tourist destinations on eid-ul-fitr 2022, just adds to the evidence. Surprisingly, the local audience has found much more attraction than the international tourists, although that is also increasing gradually. This, overall is really a positive aspect to boost revenues for the local businesses as well as the Government.