LAHORE: On the occasion of World Tourism Day, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has launched the android-based Punjab Tourism app.
CM Buzdar inaugurated the Punjab Tourism app besides launching the Department of Tourist Services (DTS) app on Sunday.
The app contains information about 511 tourism spots and other details related to routes, hotels and facilities being provided by the Tourism Development Corporation of Punjab (TDCP).
CM Buzdar said that DTS system app is introduced for the tour operators where they can make online registration. The chief minister directed concerned authorities to add facility of online payments.
In his message on the World Tourism Day, Punjab CM Usman Buzdar said the provincial government formulated a new policy which transformed tourism as an industry. He added that the tourism sector plays an important role in socio-economic development and the best source to generate income for locals.
He said tourism not only helped in the empowerment of rural communities by generating employment and boosting trade but also enabled them to protect their heritage and allowed other people to experience their incredible cultures and traditions.
World Tourism Day is being celebrated across the globe on Saturday to foster awareness in the international community regarding the impact of tourism on society.
Since 1980, the United Nations World Tourism Organization announced to celebrate world Tourism Day as international observances on September 27.