Tourism plays an essential role in a country’s economy. Aside from bringing in tourists and foreign revenue tourism also helps promoting a country’s culture, traditions, norms and values to the outer world. As more and more tourists come they take away some fragrance of a country with them. Many countries focus allot on their tourism sector, because it provides some other benefits, for instance, providing source of income for people. These people sell their traditional goods and foods to these tourists and hence make their way of living; same is the case with tourist guides, travel agents, tourism companies, hotels, drivers etc.
Tourism sector being so vital for a country’s economy is effected by allot of factors. These factor somehow the other effect the tourism and tourists directly or indirectly. Some major factors are political situation, law and order situation, attitude of people towards foreigners, availability of good hotels at a reasonable price, availability of traditional healthy food, roads and infra structure, weather and climate, and obviously availability of tourists resorts.
Pakistan is one of the few countries that is considered an ideal place for tourism, from beautiful snow covered and lush green mountains, vast deserts, beautiful landscapes, four seasons, rich and diverse culture, ancient civilization and archeological sights, rivers lakes, seashore, variety of food, luxury hotels it simply everything. However in past few decades tourism has not been promoted as it should have been because of the negligence of the concerned authorities. However in recent years the government has finally realized it and is currently working on tourism projects.
City Of Karachi:
Karachi city is in the southern part of Pakistan, which is the capital of Sindh Province and is located on the Arabian Sea. Karachi being the biggest city of Pakistan is considered to be the hub of major trade, manufacturing, financial and commercial activities. Most of the international trade passes through this city via the seaport. Some major sectors in terms of production in Karachi are steel, textile, petroleum, footwear, chemicals, machinery, processed food and handicraft. The city is also important in terms of it banking and financial sector with Karachi Stock Exchange and the head offices of all banks. Karachi city has to offer allot to its visitors, including domestic as well as foreigners it has few of the most spectacular sights of Pakistan, including the seaport of Gawadar, Masjid-e-Tooba, Mohatta Palace, Wazir Mansion, Trinity Church, beautiful beach, Mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam.
Hotels are one of the essential components of the city; there are few luxury hotels that cater the visitors who come to admire the beauty of the city. Some well known and major hotels have been listed in this article along with their short description and detail.
Hotels In Karachi:
Sheraton Hotels and Towers:
The Sheraton Karachi Hotel and Towers is the only 5 Star internationally managed hotel in Pakistan. It is located 17 kilometers from Jinnah International Airport. Tourists can have access to instant shopping and can enjoy the beauty of near by beaches or can visit Kamari Harbor. The hotel has over 407 well furnished guest rooms with oversized beds and elegant furniture.
Another 5 Star hotel that has luxury with style, it is situated in the heart of Karachi. Marriot hotel is equipped with all the contemporary facilities that satisfy the needs of business clients. Some of the highlights include, high speed internet access, guest rooms, entertainment room, mini bar, electrical outlets etc.
Pearl Continental Hotel:
Pearl continental hotel was previously the part of Intercontinental Hotel chain. Pearl Continental is widely known as PC Karachi. It was bought by a local business ground in 80’s and since then is now a part of country’s 5 Star hotels. It is the member of the leading hotel of the world, and with the passage of time has done allot of improvements the hotel now has Pakistani, Chinese, Thai and Japanese restaurants along with a coffee shop and a grill. It is located near Sheraton Hotel.