SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir government is pushing for direct flight between Ahmadabad and Srinagar to facilitate travel and boost tourism.
During the India Travel Mart held at Ahmadabad both the State Governments agreed upon the urgent need for starting direct flights between Ahmadabad and Srinagar.
Principal Secretary (Tourism) Sundeep Kumar Nayak during his interaction with Gujarat Tourism counterparts during the India Travel Mart held at Ahmadabad said that Gujarati’s form the major share of domestic tourists visiting Jammu and Kashmir.
The Commissioner Gujarat Tourism, Nityanand Srivastav, said that Gujarat Government would soon approve an improved LTC package for all employees in Gujarat State and the guidelines would cover JK.
He added that they will enter into a special Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with JK Tourism to boost tourism related activities.
Srivastav also offered to enter into special arrangement with all the Golf Courses of the State through J&K Tourism so that high-spending tourists who are members of various Golf Clubs in Gujarat come on special Golf circuits to enjoy the sport.
A Road Show was also organized that was attended by almost all major trade and travel business houses of Gujarat, print and electronic media representatives, in addition to senior officers from the State Government of Gujarat.
Nayak said that purpose of the road show was to make Guajarati’s aware of the new tourists circuits developed in the state besides various modern facilities put in place to cater to the needs of all categories of tourists from budgeted to high end.
He specifically mentioned about the excellent tourist infrastructure across the State both in Government and in private sector, with particular emphasis on MICE, Golf, Adventure, Pilgrim, Leisure and Heritage Tourism. He also said that J&K Tourism would be interested in working closely with Gujarat Tourism to boost tourist traffic to J&K.
A demand to set up Summer Camps across the State was expressed by the participants at the road show besides destination wedding was also demanded to be facilitated by J&K Tourism.
The event was also attended by Er. S. K. Attri, Deputy Director Tourism Jammu, Mohammad Shafi Kakroo, Deputy Director Tourism Kashmir and representatives of travel trade associations of the three regions of the State.