Dir Tourism for improving communication ties for comfortable stay of US nationals

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Interacts with US Embassy Vice Consul

SRINAGAR: To improve communication ties with the US embassy to facilitate American nationals facing any problem in J&K, Director Tourism Kashmir Tasaduq Jeelani had interaction with Vice Consul at US Embassy at New Delhi, Katrina Dix here on Tuesday.
The cooperation would include facilitating American nationals for any emergency including death, disease, injury, loss of passport or any other issue faced by them while their stays in J&K, a handout read.
Tasaduq Jeelani assured full cooperation and assistance from the department to the US nationals.
He also informed that the department has been at the forefront in facilitating all the tourists irrespective of their nationality to make their holidays in Kashmir memorable and hassle-free.
Director tourism said opening of communication channels would help in comfortable stay of the tourists and would ensure their safety, read the handout.
While expressing his concerns over the travel advisories on their nationals, Tasaduq Jeelani made them aware about how tourists were freely enjoying their holidays in all parts of the state contrary to what is being projected in the media.
He said negative perception about Kashmir not being safe has impacted tourist flow to Kashmir and sought cooperation from US embassy in diluting the advisories and removing such negative perceptions, the handout added.