Can we believe in what travelers say about Pakistan? Are they accurate, fair and independent?

Pakistan is a new eldorado for Vloggers and Instagrammers, especially young attractive ladies, who enjoy a support they could not find in other countries. Authorities and national companies find, here, an efficient PR tool in their attemp for creating a country new image. On their side, these travelers can enjoy a mass of followers they could not reach in other less gender seperated societies, offering them the precious status of “influencers”. Do their stories actually reflect a travel experience or are they more advertising clips for their sponsors and successful ego staging?

Understand how works the window dressing of a potential world number one tourist destination

1. Audience won in advance, commercial and state support, Pakistan is a paradise for influencers

1.1. An exceptionally favorable environment for audience development

First line of foreign vloggers about Pakistan
Second like of foreign vloggers about Pakistan
Remarkable Pakistani vloggers

1.2 . Commercial and state support facilitating content creation

Jordan Taylor guest star du Vlog Summit 2019 à Islamabad
 Photos à Tawain, en Egypte et en Inde
Jordan Taylor guest star du Vlog Summit 2019 à Islamabad
 Photos à Tawain, en Egypte et en Inde
Jordan Taylor guest star of Vlog Summit 2019 in Islamabad
Photos inTawain, in Egypt and in India

2. An unreasonably optimistic staging

2.1. Censorship and overzealousness

Why Alex Reynold sincere speech is not accepted, while her blog is precious for all foreign travelers in Pakistan
Pakistan: Are Alex Reynolds & her travel blog « Lost With Purpose », fact based or reliable?
When travel vlog means sponsored advertising clip

2.2. Underground tensions contrary to international opening

3. For your comfort and your safety, keep a healthy skepticism.

3.1. Keep in mind that Pakistan is far from being unanimously evaluated as the first tourist destination in the world

Security in Pakistan according to French MFA

3.2. Don’t underestimate the complexity of the society your are visiting.

Last but not least, you came to this country to learn, not to compare. Don’t be a tourist. Act as a responsible traveller. Don’t come there to use the landscape and the people as a background for your personal stage. Look for the differences, try to identify what values they could bring you. Observe how people adapted to an environment so different than yours. Then, you will enjoy Pakistan, a country which could bring you a lot.

Exhibits

Youtube and Instagram accounts of influencers publicizing Pakistan (2020/03/04)

Youtube and Instagram accounts of influencers publicizing Pakistan (2020/03/04)
Youtube and Instagram accounts of influencers publicizing Pakistan (2020/03/04)
Youtube and Instagram accounts of influencers publicizing Pakistan (2020/03/04)

Facebook accounts and blogs of influencers publicizing Pakistan (2020/03/04)

Facebook accounts and blogs of influencers publicizing Pakistan (2020/03/04)

Addendum:

The Mad Hatters”

A legitimate reaction when Westeners speak in the name of Pakistan, in place of Pakistani professionals
A legitimate reaction when Westeners speak in the name of Pakistan, in place of Pakistani professionals

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