How to Get PATO Accreditation..?

About PATO

The basic Concept to established this private , non-commercial, non profitable, non political, non- government, non sectarian socail welfare organization, is the following.

  1. To Promote tourism in Pakistan
  2. To protect & promote the interests of all concerns licensed tour operators with department of tourism.
  3. To Established & maintain good relationsship with as well as render any assistance information or advice to the GOV of Pakistan..Read More

News & Updates

IT Meeting on 6/15/2016 By 02:00PM Pakistan Time

Good News!!! Gondogoro La (pass) can be crossed with a licensed civilian trekking guide.

Why Join PATO..?

PATO is the association of expert inbound tour-operators whose memebers are recognized / approved by Ministry of Tourism, Government of Pakistan. Memebership of PATO symbolises trust, quality and transparency in service. Read More..

Member Benefits

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Grow Your Business with PATO!

With their nation-wide networks and supportive infrastructure, PATO members can help to organise tours anywhere in Pakistan. Moreover, since PATO itself closely monitors the level of service offered by these members, the quality is always kept high. Uniformity in price, timeliness in delivery and optimality in service – are the hallmarks of ALL PATO members.

So, being an overseas tour operator, if you associate with an PATO member, you are assured of value-for-money services for your customers and thereby, retain the trust they bestow upon you. Alliance with an PATO member means getting better exposure and increasing business!

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PATO helps developing better tourism infrastructure

PATO closely interacts with other associations, organizations associated with central government of Pakistan and Pakistan state governments, International organizations, organizations associated with other countries, business conglomerates and service providers from other sectors. For smoother operation of business for our members, we try developing broader relationship that in turn, help people at different levels in the entire tours and travel industry.


Why use an PATO member

PATO is the Apex National Body of Tour Operators in Pakistan. PATO Members observe the highest standards of professional ethics and offer personalized services to their clients. At the time of membership, the PATO Executive Committee closely examines each application, based on very elaborate and clear guidelines to ensure only reputed, experienced and honourable establishments are inducted into the members fold. All PATO Active members and most Allied and other members are recognised by Ministry of Tourism, Government of Pakistan, which has its own very stringent guidelines to recognise a particular Tour Operator. In case of any complaints against any of our members, a special subcommittee created by the PATO Executive Committee efficiently tries to resolve the issues that arise. Click here for more details


For latest government circulars and announcements please check the following links. For other information related to your membership and PATO notification, check your mailbox.