Published on : Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Today, Priya Sethi, the Minister of State for Tourism, Education, Technical Education, Culture, Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks, met with the deputation of Travel Agents Society of Kashmir or TASK.
While talking to the delegation, the Minister said that tourism-related infrastructure has been improved and new destinations and attractions have been added into the tourist map of Kashmir to lure more tourists to the State. He explained that the road shows, travel marts and other related activities are being conducted to endorse Kashmir as an important tourist destination.
In this regard, the minister said that TASK should work in making better ties with the key players of tourism outside the State to fortify Kashmir’s tourism industry.
The Minister mentioned that in order to strengthen the domestic tourism, focus should be on the composite culture of Srinagar. She further added by saying that Srinagar darshan should be included as part of the travel packages.
Priya Sethi requested the delegation members to meet with the officials of Cultural Academy to recognize the areas that has the possibility to improve in tone with the taste of their culture and aesthetics, wooing visitors to the capital city.
The deputations on the occasion pointed numerous demands like upgradation of the public infrastructure in terms of tourism resorts, launch of laser show on Dal Lake, heritage sites, resuming sound and light show at Shalimar garden, waiving off GST from tourism among other issues.