Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir tourism director Dr GN Itoo today interacted with heads of major travel associations including Gujarat Travel and Trade Fraternity and outlined promotional plans for upcoming spring and summer season in the Union Territory.
Tour operators and travel agents also participated in the webinar organised by the J&K tourism’s Ahmedabad Office.
J&K receives the largest chunk of tourists from states like Gujarat, Maharashtra and West Bengal, according to an official statement.
At the webinar, Dr Itoo presented the calendar of promotional activities slated for the upcoming spring and summer season, both within and outside J&K including holding of Pahalgam Festival next week, Almond Bloom festival in spring at Badamwari Srinagar, Tulip Festival in April and Houseboat Festival in the summer.
“Department will be organising festivals and destination promotional activities across all tourism destinations of J&K’, he said and added that three more tourist destinations including Sonmarg, Doodhpathri and Yusmarg will shortly be opened for tourists.
Dr Itoo also apprised the tour operators of Gujarat about the measures put in place including those related to COVID to ensure that all tourists visiting J&K have a comfortable and a memorable stay. In response to some queries raised during the webinar, Dr Itoo assured the Gujarat tour operators that these will looked into for prompt resolution.
Members from Gujarat Tourism Fraternity members, Travel Agents Association of Gujarat, Gujarat Railway Tour Organizers Association assured their unconditional support to J&K Tourism and reiterated that J&K will always remain among the most preferred destination for the Gujarat.
Deputy Director, Tourism Publicity, Ideel Saleem and Tourist Officer, Ahmedabad J&K Tourism Office, Ankush Soni also participated in the Webinar.