SRINAGAR: Director Tourism Kashmir Mahmood A Shah on Monday reviewed the arrangements for the 3-day 64th Convention of Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) to be held in Srinagar from 27th to 30th March, 2018.
While chairing the meeting, Director Tourism Kashmir urged the TAAI, J&K Chapter members to “make all the necessary arrangements for the smooth conduct of the convention” which is being held in the state after a gap of 30 years, read an official handout. TAAI –JK Chapter Chairman, Zahoor Qari besides its office bearers and state members attended the meeting to chalk out the plans for the convention.
Director Tourism Kashmir informed that more than 500 travel agents from across India have confirmed their participation for the convention which will give a major fillip to the tourism sector.
On the occasion, Director Tourism urged the TAAI, JK Chapter to form separate committees to ensure every arrangement was made for the convention.
He said holding of TAAI convention in Srinagar will send a positive signal about Kashmir across the globe. “TAAI members are leading travel agents in India who can market our state in a big way. We will ensure that TAAI Convention is held successfully and the members leave Kashmir with beautiful memories,” said Director Tourism Kashmir.
Department of tourism is also organising pre- and post-convention tours for the participants during which they will be taken to different parts of the city and premier resorts like Pahalgam and Gulmarg, the handout read.
Local travel agents, hoteliers and houseboat owners have appreciated the move and pledged their support for the convention.
Earlier, Director Tourism Kashmir Mahmood A Shah held several meetings with the TAAI President Sunil Kumar to finalise the convention for J&K State.
TAAI holds its conventions outside India and it is after many years that the body is holding its convention in India and chose Kashmir for the event.