Published on : Tuesday, October 31, 2017
J&K Minister of State for Tourism, Education, Technical Education, Culture, Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks, Priya Sethi had a deputation of Travel Agents Society of Kashmir (TASK), who called on her in Srinagar.
The Minister, while interacting with the delegation, said that tourism-related infrastructure would be upgraded in the state and new locations are being added to the tourist map of Kashmir for luring more tourists. He said road shows, travel marts and other related activities are being carried out for promoting Kashmir as an attractive tourist destination.
TASK needs to work better for creating superior ties with tourism players outside the State for uplifting the tourism industry in Kashmir.
The Minister said that in order to boost domestic tourism, the focus should be on the composite culture of Srinagar. She further said that Srinagar darshan should be made a part of the travel packages.
The minister asked the delegation members to sit with the officials of Cultural Academy to identify the areas which can be further developed for wooing tourists to the capital city.
The deputations projected various demands including upgradation of public infrastructure like tourism resorts, heritage sites, launch of laser show on Dal Lake, restarting sound and light show at Shalimar garden, waiving off GST on the tourism industry, among other issues.