The Tourism Department of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) has initiated proceedings to control the inflow of tourists in the area. New changes would also be enforced, taking into account local communities whose earnings are primarily from this sector.
Figures have indicated that the number of visitors is increasing at a fast pace in some districts and attracted more than a million tourists last year. As a result, all of the region’s 4,000 hotels and restaurants were booked to handle the heavy inflow of visitors.
Saifullah stated that his team has built a detailed plan to promote high-end tourism in Gilgit Baltistan.
“Large-scale mass tourism has been on the rise for the past few years, but since a lot of visitors bring their own tents and food products, it is not sufficient for the local population. Hence, they do not contribute at all to the local economy,” he added.