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Q. After 9/11 the tourist influx to Pakistan decreased or increased?

Answer: After the incident of 9/11/2001 tourism sector like other economic sector of
Pakistan has been affected badly. We can categories the impact of war on terror on
tourism in two categories:i.
ii.

Effect on tourist arrivals and earnings


Direct and indirect losses incurred by different regions, entities and organizations
of the Tourism Industry.

Tourist flow is showing decreasing trends particularly after 2010 which has affected
badly the economy of Pakistan.
YEAR-WISE FOREIGN TOURIST ARRIVALS AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNINGS
FROM TOURISM 2011 to 2014 (till June)
YEAR

Tourists (million)

Percentage Change
over previous year

Receipts
(US$ million)

2011

0.7188

(-) 26.1

351.3

2012

0.6638

(-) 10.2

369.0

2013

0.5652

(-) 11.7

298.4

2014 till June

0.1982

(-) 14.2

285.5

Source:

FIA / IBMS, Ministry of Interior, Govt. of Pakistan