Tourists are our ambassadors: MD JKTDC
SRINAGAR: The State Government Saturday announced 50 percent rebate on travel packages and lodgings to boost tourist arrival to the Valley.
According to an official press release issued here, Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation (JKTDC) would provide 50 percent rebate from booking a room to a full tour package, to help a tourist in customizing the tour to Valley at half the original price to provide needed flip to the tourism sector.
The official handout further reads that the Corporation has its properties at prime tourist resorts across the State, be it most sought after designations like Gulmarg or Pahalgam and in leisure places at breathtaking offbeat destinations like Aharbal and Kokernag “with arrangements of a comfortable stay”.
Managing Director JKTDC said that currently the Corporation has an accommodation capacity of 1750 beds and runs 7 restaurants and cafeterias across the State. It also has a fleet of vehicles which caters to transportation needs of the tourists, further read the document.
He said, “Unlike other states, Jammu and Kashmir offers all the tourism products like pilgrim, leisure, trekking and mountaineering, golf, MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions, or Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Events), heritage, culture, art and craft, film shooting, water sports.”
“Due to its unmatched beauty and moderate temperature, Kashmir Valley has been the first choice for travelers,” he added.
He further said, “Kashmiris are most hospitable people and tourists who visit Kashmir are ultimately our ambassadors.”
He said that the Tourism Department was planning to organize more FAM trips for tour operators and media persons so that they could see by themselves the tourist destinations in Kashmir were “not only safe but also offer great enjoyment”.
He said the Corporation has “pre-designed tour packages” and travelers can also “customize their tours themselves” by logging on to the website at jktdc.co.in.
The travelers can also book their tour itineraries at the Corporation’s travel offices in Mumbai, Chennai, New Delhi, Ahmadabad, Kolkata, and Hyderabad or in Jammu. The tourists can also send their holiday package requirements at email@example.com.