Enlarge Image Travelers are often found to have no or less information about Pakistan due to the country not having a strong presence on the global tourism map so far. However, the country is slowly catching up with the global travellers and each year attracts higher number of tourists to its shores. The following article attempts to highlight certain factors that will go a long way in helping travellers plan their holidays to Pakistan. Flights While booking flights remember that London Heathrow offers a better choice of airlines operating Pakistan flights than other British airports. The competition spells as higher availability of cheap tickets to Pakistan. Passengers can choose from many direct and indirect flights from Heathrow to Pakistan. London to Islamabad flights are operated by Emirates, Qatar Airways and Etihad which also connect London to Lahore and Karachi. Pakistan International Airline (PIA) conveniently connects London to Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore as well as Peshawar and is usually booked for high baggage allowance it offers. London to Karachi flights are preferred by tourists due to Karachi airport being Pakistan’s main airport which is also the hub for PIA. Emirates offers cheaper fares and taxes from London Gatwick airport and has good connection to Lahore and Peshawar. Insurance Travelers are recommended to get a comprehensive travel and medical insurance before catching flights to cover various activities on tour to Pakistan. Your travel insurance policy should cover: Medical and health cover for illness or injury Lost and stolen possessions cover Round the clock emergency assistance and service Travel insurance buying tips It is best to research and shop around to get a good deal. Cheaper policies usually have less cover, so complete insurance coverage is recommended. Frequent Flyers can also consider buying an annual multi-trip insurance policy. Accommodation Pakistan has first-rate accommodation and great hospitality culture. There are numerous luxurious five star hotels, as well as budget accommodation in Pakistan that offer quality services and amenities at affordable rates. Tips to choose affordable yet quality accommodation in Pakistan Budget hotels in Pakistan are conveniently affordable with some of them offering world class services and amenities. It is not a bad option to check out such places. Choose a hotel where you can easily find transfers by bus, taxi or train. This way you can move around the country without many hassles. Social Conventions While in Pakistan Most Pakistanis are Muslims and you are well advised to respect their customs and beliefs. Women visitors should avoid skimpy and tight clothes and make sure that their arms and legs are covered. Homosexuality is prohibited in the country as well the co-habitation by an unmarried couple.
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