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Karachi. December 13, 2016: PATA Pakistan Chapter is hosting Ms. Cassandra De Pecol, who is coming to Pakistan as part of her epic venture to break a Guinness World Record, by becoming the first female to travel fastest to all 196 sovereign countries of the world. An adventure person from Washington, Connecticut, USA, she commenced her journey in July last year and has till the end of this month to complete her mission. Ms. Cassandra De Pecol is a Peace Ambassador for International Institute of Peace Through Tourism and Skal International. A part of her work is to meet with university tourism students to discuss responsible tourism and economics.
Earlier this year, she had visited Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka in our Region but it took PATA’s intervention and the personal good offices of Chairman Akbar A. Shareef to facilitate her visa formalities enabling her visit now to Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad.
While in Pakistan from 13 to 17 December 2016, Cassandra will be meeting Pakistan’s youth at leading universities in Pakistan like IBA (Karachi), BNU (Lahore) and COMSATS (Islamabad), and also the Rotary Club Pakistan. She will have sightseeing tours in Karachi and Lahore courtesy the respective Tourism Development Corporations. PATA Pakistan Chapter is being supported for Cassie’s programme in Pakistan by leading PR agency, Asiatic Public Relations Network, who is arranging talks in educational institutes, meetings with the media and get together with bloggers and social media activists in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad.
The high point of her engagements will be a Reception by PATA Pakistan Chapter, calling all sectors of Pakistan’s tourism industry and administration. She will also meet the Mayor of Karachi, with whom she will participate in a tree plantation ceremony.
PATA Pakistan Chapter, which is presently Pakistan’s only link with international tourism, was founded in 1982 and built an impressive record of multifaceted services to member-stakeholders, winning also PATA’s Best Chapter Award in 1993. It advocates a pragmatic return to a federal tourism administration and works for Responsible Tourism, undaunted by the Difficult Times facing it. Its present Chairman, Lt. Col. [R] Akbar A. Shareef is also a full member of PATA Industry Council.