Gulmarg : The highest dividend of peace is the arrival of tourists in great numbers particularly in Valley, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said Sunday.
He said tourism has an important role in the state’s economy and generation of wide-ranging economic activities for its people.
“Our efforts should be to develop and showcase the state for round the year destination for the tourists from all across the world,” the chief minister said, adding, “the highest dividend of peace is the arrivals of tourists in great numbers particularly in the Valley.”
Omar said peace conditions will always boost the tourism activities and help rope in large number of tourists.
“This speciality is yet another sphere of attraction for tourists besides mesmerising, enchanting and amazing natural resorts and wide-ranging fauna, flora and bio-diversity the state is blessed with,” Omar said after inaugurating National Ski and Snowboarding Championship here, 52 kms from Srinagar.