If you have ever faced the dilemma of wanting to go to a tour around famous national tourist destinations but also being restricted because of time, resources or planning limitations, your woes just might be over. A local, Pakistani website called TourPlanner.pk promises to bring an all-in-one solution for your tour planning, hotel room booking, flight information and other tour-related needs to a single portal for the best prices in town. TourPlanner’s offers encompass a variety of planning and booking services which include the following.
Booking in Pakistani Hotels
TourPlanner has partnered with 100+ hand-picked hotels in 14 major cities of Pakistan to offer online details and booking services to the interested individuals/groups planning a stay there. The cities where hotel bookings are currently available via the website include Abbottabad, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Mirpur, Multan, Murree, Muzaffarabad, Naran, Nathiagali, Neelum Valley, Peshawar, Rawalpindi and Sialkot. Partner hotels also include country-wide famous hotel chains like Ramada and PC.
The hotel-specific pages display the hotel overview, types of rooms one can select for booking, amenities that a specific hotel provides, booking rates, terms & conditions, map and other details. Prospective travelers can select a room type and book it online. No payment is necessary at the time of booking but a confirmation is required 48 hours prior to the time of check-in.
The ability to refine the results according to one’s range, duration of stay, rating of desired hotel etc. are a major plus in the search to find the beast deal.
Booking in International Hotels
TourPlanner’s international hotel booking channel directs the users to the international website TripAdvisor’s booking resource, which contains over 3.7 million restaurants, business and tourist spots and destinations.
Pre-planned Packages for Groups, Couples and Families
TourPlanner’s spotlight offering is its range of preplanned itineraries for individuals, groups, families and couples. TP offers several packages (Honeymoon, Holidays tour, Last-minute tour planning, etc.) for tourists to visit six locally-recognized summer destinations that include Abbottabad, Murree, Muzaffarabad, Neelum Valley, Naran/Kaghan valleys and Nathiagali.
The offered packages detail the tour plan according to a preplanned itinerary or it can be customized to fit the tourists’ needs as well. Accommodation is available with mostly all of the packages. Driver (who doubles as a guide) and vehicle with fuel are either provided or can be arranged for extra charges for most of the packages as well. Online booking is, for some unknown reasons, is not available for the packages and one has to reach TourPlanner’s contact number in order to book for the tour-plan packages.
Flight information for three major cities of Pakistan: Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad is provided via the Flight Inquiry portals of their associated websites for the Jinnah International, Allama Iqbal International and Benazir Bhutto International airports respectively. The information shown is not optimized for the TP website but only show a ported version of the official airport websites within the TP site’s window. Nonetheless, it’s better to have all the information in one place instead of needing to search for it on the internet.
Users who avail the services of TourPlanner.pk can pay via the following local payment options:
- EasyPaisa. Users can transfer funds to TourPlanner’s EasyPaisa mobile account (0345-5380783-4) and mention the transaction ID by logging in their TP account to finalize the deal.
- UBL Omni. UBL Omni is another branchless banking payment method. It follows the same method as described for EasyPaisa (payment to the mobile account) and mentioning the transaction ID and amount to TourPlanner by logging in the TP account.
- Internet Banking. UBL’s internet banking service can be utilized to pay for TP’s services as well by transferring funds to TP’s mobile account mentioned above.
Addition of other payment options is currently underway according to TourPlanner’s official website, and Visa and MasterCard options via Skrill will be made available soon.
TourPlanner is one of the must-try options for people who want to finalize their out-of-city visits or tours from the comfort of their home. While there are limited hotels and packages available as of now and the website is in an immediate need of update, TourPlanner is a considerable option among other similar services like Jovago and Chutti.pk running in Pakistan right now.