JK tour traders participate in Bangalore TTF
Despite advisories, Kashmir tourism still in demand: Jora
GK NEWS NETWORK
Bangalore, Jan 16: Minister for Tourism, J&K, Nawang Rigzin Jora today said that despite adverse travel advisories against Kashmir, both domestic and foreign tourists are still enjoying travelling to Kashmir.
He said the people of Kashmir in general and travel trade in particular have been very hospitable to the tourists and no visitor has been harmed in Kashmir.
The minister was speaking at an impressive road show organised by J&K Tourism Department at TTF Venue, Bangalore.
Jora informed the gathering, media and the Travel Trade Organisation of Karnataka that despite travel advisories and disturbances in Kashmir, both home and foreign tourists are still travelling to Kashmir, members of tourism trade from Kashmir present on the occasion informed Greater Kashmir over phone from Bangalore.
Jora, they said, while answering to a volley of questions from the press, said a lot of foreigners are visiting Gulmarg for skiing and good number of golfers play at Royal Spring Golf Course.
He said a complete golfing circuit will be ready in Pahalgam, Gulmarg and Srinagar.
He said that Ladakh faced a natural catastrophe this year due to floods which affected the tourist arrivals.
He said nearly 77,000 tourists visited Ladakh last year, which was just 3 thousand less than last year.
Earlier, Nasir Shah, Secretary General, J&K Tourism Alliance gave a presentation on tourism potential in three regions of J&K.
Among others present on the occasion were Javed Amin, Assistant Director, Western Region and Nisar Ahmad, Assistant Director - Ladakh, J&K Tourism.
Nearly 40 Tour Operators from J&K participated in TTF Bangalore which witnessed entry of nearly 20,000 people in three days from Jan 14 to 16.
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