ISLAMABAD: PTDC motels in the Northern areas have been re-opened from 22nd. The seasonal motels in Ayubia, Astak, Satpara Lake, Rama Lake, Skardu, Khaplu?and Saidu Sharif Swat, have started taking guests and reservations for the year 2009. The tourist staying in PTDC Motels will be provided special discounted facilities to enjoy the spring season.
With the prime objective of promotion of tourism in remote and under-developed areas, Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) launched its Subsidiary for Motels called PTDC Motels in 1976. From a modest beginning limit of 10 motels, PTDC Motels have now expanded its boarding, lodging and restaurant facilities to 43 remote tourist destinations spread across the country.
With over 600 rooms, it has now become the largest chain of motels & restaurants in Pakistan. In line with Government?s tourism development strategy, PTDC motels were constructed to meet two primary objectives; to open up new areas for tourism and set the pace for the private sector to follow, secondly, to initiate socio-economic development of the area. PTDC has been fortunate to meet with the objectives and presents an accessible and affordable facility at the most picturesque sites nature has to offer.
They are set up in areas where private sector is shy to invest or where infrastructure facilities are not yet developed. Playing a role of pioneer and trend setter, PTDC Motels have always opened up new and remote places for tourism thus bringing infrastructure (road, water, electricity, telephone etc) facilities and employment opportunities at the door-step of the local communities. PTDC Motels lead the road to prosperity and development.
Motels at Aliabad Hunza, Bamburet (Chitral), Khaplu, Gupis closed during the winter-season will be reopened from 15th April and Motels at Phandar, Rama Lake, Sust, Naran, and Mastuj will be reopened from 15th May this year.