JAMMU, Feb 4: In a bid to create confidence building measures, Department of Tourism and Travel Agents Society of Kashmir (TASK) kicked off its first road show at various cities of Maharashtra where more than 132 prominent tour operators were present.
Director Floriculture, Muhammad Hussain Mir was the chief guest on the occasion. He highlighted the tourism potential of J&K and Kashmir in particular as the number one destination in the subcontinent.
“The people of the State who are heavily dependent on earnings from tourism are here to urge you all to extend full support to them and sell J&K as a preferred destination to your clients,” Mir urged the travel agents.
He said it was due to the strong resolve of the tourism trade and the efforts of the successive State and Central Governments that tourism is again showing upward trend.
President TASK Moham-mad Ibrahim Siah in his welcome address gave a brief about infrastructural development in Kashmir and assured all the tour operators that every tourist will be offered excellent holiday in Kashmir.
He said TASK always played a vital role in giving suggestions on policy decision with all the successive Governments in the past and in the present.
Jatin Nakade, Chairman TAAI Sanjay Deshpande and President NTAA assured the tourism fraternity of Kashmir that they will continue to support sending tourists to Kashmir without any hesitation. However, they impressed upon the travel trade fraternity of Kashmir to ensure conducive atmosphere for tourists while visiting Srinagar or other destinations.
Secretary General TASK Ather Yameen Narwari and the main organizers of road show gave presentation on the different destinations what they offer to intending tourists. Vice-President TASK Mir Anwar presented the vote of thanks.