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KP govt launches first ever helpline for tourists

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Tourism Authority has launched its first ever helpline for acquiring information about tourist sites.

The helpline 1422 titled ‘Tourist Facilitation Hub’ is being run on a test basis at the moment. The helpline will help tourists to find tourist spots, weather updates, nearby attractions, available utilities at the tourist sites, traffic information and emergency response.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has allowed all major tourist spots to open after the coronavirus closure, in the month of August 2020.

According to figures released by KP’s Tourism Department, as many as 2,681,000 tourists had visited from August 13 to October 31. Abbottabad received the highest number of visitors as more than 1,718,000 tourists visited the area, while more than 664,000 visitors had reached Swat for tourism activities.