Suri’s demise grieves tour operators

SRINAGAR: Adventure Tour Operators Association of Kashmir (ATOAK) Thursday expressed grief over the demise of Kai Suri, who was a veteran tour operator of Kashmir.
In a press statement issued here, ATOAK said a joint meeting of various associations was held for homage to the deceased.
Among others, J&K Ski & Mountaineering Association, J&K Mountaineering and Hiking Club, District Srinagar Winter Games Associations, Highland Journeys Adventure, Adventure Call, Highland Excursions, Snowman Adventures, Culture and Nature Expeditions attended the meeting.
“The office bearers and members of ATOAK and other participants in the meeting expressed grief over the demise of the oldest tourism player of Kashmir, and prayed for the eternal peace to the departed soul,” it said.
Suri was Managing Director of Kai Travels, which is one of the oldest travel company in the Valley.
“Suri Sahib was a great inspiration to new tourism players. He was a great writer, who authored many books on different segments of tourism. Being a great adventure lover and explorer himself, he flourished trekking in far and wide of Kashmir and Ladakh. He was very enthusiastic about the promotion of adventure tourism in the Valley,” Rauf Tramboo, President ATOAK, said in the statement.
“In him, the tourism players have lost a great promoter of adventure and recreation tourism. The people who worked with Kai Travels have become successful and are well known in the tourism trade,” Tramboo added.