Tourism has become one of the largest industries in the world, economies of some countries entirely depend on tourism Tourism industry contributes huge foreign exchange towards the local economy in the form of payment for the goods and services needed by tourists. Pakistan has a lot of potential for tourism due to its diverse and rich heritage and culture.
Beautiful valleys of the northern areas like Kalam, Swat, Murree, Abbotabad ; mountain peaks of Qarqaram, K2, and other cities of country like Lahore Islamabad, Karachi, Multan etc make Pakistan a paradise for tourists. Beside foreigners every year hundreds of thousands of local residents of Pakistan visit different areas of Pakistan, specially northern areas. Rawalpindi and Islamabad is a gateway to northern areas, KPK and Azad Kashmir. Hence thousand of tour operator and tour manager are working in twin cities.
Thousand of tour operators are working in the country which facilitates both local and foreign tourists, further Haj and Umrah services are usually provided by tour operators.
Tour Operator Company Registration Registration Process
First step is to register your business as company with Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan. Process consist of few steps:
- Application for availability of company name
- Legal Documentation
- Submission of Documents to SECP
- Deposit of Fee
- Issuance of Certificate of Incorporation
Regulatory Registration for Tour Operators
All tour operators are required to get registered with Ministry of Tourism of relevant province, tour operators working in Islamabad Capital Territory are required to get registered with Federal Ministry of Tourism.
Major Requirements for Tour Operator Registration
- Car at least 800 CC
- Office 250 sq. feet