'International Conference on Mountain Tourism' in Peshawar Pakistan.
(May 4-6, 1999 at Pearl Continental Hotel, Peshawar).

Dear Colleague
We have the pleasure to invite you to the 'International Conference on Mountain Tourism' in Peshawar Pakistan. (May 4-6, 1999 at Pearl Continental Hotel, Peshawar).

The conference aims to encourage initiatives, suggest solutions and provide a platform for debate and development of ideas for Mountain Tourism that can pave the way for sustainable growth in human, social, cultural and economic development and make it a booming sector in 21st century in consultation with all the stakeholders.

Some of the most renowned personalities of tourism across the globe are going to participate in the plenary sessions. You will be given a chance after the Conference to travel to some of the most exotic
natural valleys and mountains of the Hindukush and Himalayas and experience the flavour of different cultures and people. Various workshops during the conference are designed to gather your input about this sector and to make an action plan for its development.

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The conference also aims to promote mountain tourism in Pakistan and develop methodologies for best practice in this sector for the 21st century. Discussing the challenges ahead with their solutions and
development of a action-plan for mountain tourism to benefit many players involved.

This Conference offers the following attractions to its participants:
1- Post Conference tours to the exotic Chitral, Swat, Galliat & Kaghan valleys of Pakistan.
2- One day Special Steam Train Safari to the legendary Khyber Pass.
3- A full day and a half day Cultural Heritage Trail of Peshawar City including its historic buildings, streets, bazaars and Peshawar Museum.
4- A first of its kind cultural dress show exposing our cultural dresses on a grand cat-walk.
5- A 'Grand Dinner' at the historic Fort Balahisar to be opened for the first and last time to the tourists in this millennium with our traditional dances and folk music.
6- Artisan Village ( displaying all the handicrafts, articrafts from our artists).
7- Air Safaris over the grand mountains of Himalayas,Karakorum and Hindukush.
8- Movies on the mountains of Pakistan.

A three day tourism mart is being arranged during this conference where all the tourism related businesses will setup their stalls, such as tour operators, travel agents, Hoteliers, etc. The stalls can be booked for Pak Rupees 3000 for three days on first come first serve basis. If you are interested in booking a stall please contact the conference secretary on the address given below.

The Conference is being organized by the Ministry of Tourism
[Government of Pakistan], Tourism Department of North West Frontier Province (NWFP), Sarhad Tourism Corporation, Peshawar and IUCN- The World Conservation Union - Sarhad Provincial Conservation Strategy
(SPCS) Support Unit in collaboration with several other sponsoring institutions including Pakistan Associations of Tour Operators (PATO), Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) and Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).

We would like to invite you to share your ideas, skills and experiences with us and help us plan a more sustainable future for the Tourism Industry, while we have not yet exploited/destroyed this resource. There is lot of interest at the highest level of government and other concerned people to plan this conference well and make it a big success.

Please get the word out to as many people as possible. If you are interested in promoting this conference - please let us know.

Please fill in the registration form attached and mail/fax it to the Conference Secretary at the address mentioned below.

Tel: ++92-51-9203509 Fax: ++92-51-9202347


Family Name (Mr./ Miss./ Mrs./ Ms.):
Given name:
N.I.C. NO. (For Pakistanis only):
Passport No.
Date of issue:
Place of Issue:
Valid up to:

Name of spouse if accompanying:
N.I.C. NO. (For Pakistanis only):
Passport No.
Date of Issue:
Place of Issue:
Valid up to:

Name of Organization:
Mailing Address:
Telephone (Office):
Telephone (Residence):

Special Hotel Rates (Pakistan Rupees per night):
Pearl Continental Hotel:
3000 (single) 3500 (Double)
Tel: ++92-91-111505505 Fax: ++92-91-276465 & 271095

Khan Klub:
2500 (Double)
Tel: ++92-91-214802 & 2567156 Fax: ++92-91-2561156

Shiraz Inn:
1950 (Single) 2150( Double)
Tel: ++92-91-845544 Fax: ++92-91-840497

North West Heritage Hotel:
720 (Single) 900 (Double)
Tel: ++92-91-215881 7 216497

Amin Hotel:
800 (Single) 800 (Double)
Tel: ++92-91-218215 Fax: ++92-91-214772

Grand Hotel:
742.5 (Single) 907.5 (Double)
Tel: ++92-91+844353 Fax: ++92-91-844359

Greens Hotel:
700 (Single) 920 (Double)
Tel: ++92-91-270182 & 270183 Fax: ++92-91-270688

Registration Fee (payable by Pay Order / Bank Draft/Telegraphic
Foreign Delegate: US $ 100.
Local Delegate: Pak Rupees 100.
Spouses are exempted from registration Fee.

Pay Order/Bank Draft/Telegraphic Transfer No...........
dated........... For Us $/Rs.................Payable to the Mountain
Tourism Conference, Account No. 2371-0 Allied Bank Ltd. F-7/2,
Islamabad Pakistan is enclosed.

Note: Registration form, duly completed in all respects, along with Pay Order / Bank Draft on Account of registration fee must reach the Conference Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, College Road, Shalimar, F-7/2, Islamabad, Pakistan Tel: ++92-51-9203509 Fax: ++92-51-9202347 on or before April 25, 1999.

Travel Plan:
Please indicate arrival at Peshawar:
Flight No:
Departure from Peshawar:
Flight No.:

We request supply of three passport size photographs (Colour or Black & White) along with the registration form for publication purpose.

Hotel Information:
Please contact the Conference secretary or the hotel of your choice for booking of rooms, if you contact the hotels yourself please inform the Conference Secretary so that we can get you the special discounted rates for the conference participants.

Select type of room accommodation (single/Double).

Conference Secretariat will not be able to block room at discount rate after April 25, 1999.

Special rates are for the 3rd May to 6th May, 1999 only (Both days inclusive). If your actual dates are different, please contact the hotel directly. Please settle your hotel bills direct with the hotel before your departure.

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