Tourism Development Corporation of Punjab installing glamping pods at tourist sites – Pakistan
LAHORE: The Tourism Development Corporation of Punjab (TDCP), with the aim of promoting ecotourism, is installing glamping pods at various tourist sites in the province to provide tourists with low-cost accommodation. The project will cost Rs40m.
According to the officials concerned, the installation of glamping pods had been completed in Patriata, Murree, and they would also be installed in Kotli Sattian, Soon Valley and Changa Manga.
TDCP chief executive Tanveer Jabbar said the project would introduce new budget accommodation for tourists and develop new tourist spots near Murree to divert the burden from the city. He said the installation would not affect the environment.
TDCP spokesperson Abid Shaukat said that in Pakistan, KP Tourism (TCKP) had launched the idea of glamping pods and installed glamping pods in Thandiani (Galyat), Bishigram (Swat), Sheikh Badin (Lakki Marwat), Shangla (Malakand) and Sharan (Mansehra). The project was a success and it was appreciated by the large number of visitors.
Mr. Shaukat says Patriata was chosen to set up glampings because a large number of tourists visited the summit of Patriata. Many tourists would like to spend the night at the top of Patriata, but there was no accommodation there, he says, however, now the glamping pods have solved the accommodation problem.
These glamping pods will be installed in various tourist destinations in Punjab, including Patriata Top and Kotli Sattian. The project is expected to open new avenues of investment for the private sector, create employment opportunities for residents and contribute to the socio-economic development of the region.
Glamping pods have been designed to withstand extreme weather conditions with sufficient ventilation for hot days and insulation to provide cold resistance in cold weather.
Posted in Dawn, August 25, 2021