‘Ring corridor’ a welcome initiative: HBOA
Wangnoo suggests advisory committee on tourism
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, July 15: Chairman, Houseboat Owners’ Association (HBOA), Manzoor Ahmad Wangnoo has welcomed the decision of the government to develop a “ring corridor” to connect various tourist destinations in the Valley.
Wangnoo talking to Greater Kashmir on Friday said: “This is a welcome initiative by the government as it would prove highly helpful for the entire tourism sector in the Valley.”
“Connecting all tourist destinations through a single corridor is a good step,” he said, adding that it would ensure the longer and better stay of the tourists in the Valley.
Wangnoo suggested that the government should constitute an Advisory Committee on Tourism consisting of members from the government as well as tourism traders. “The Committee can review various issues relating to the tourism and suggest measures to address problems of traders and strengthen this sector.”
Wangnoo said government should take strict against those unscrupulous traders who are bringing bad name to the entire tourism industry. “There are only a few people who are resorting to mal-practice in tourism sector, while the majority acts scrupulously,” he said.
He said the present Tourism Trade Act needs some modifications and amendments to make it more relevant. “There is also need to incorporate certain sections in the Act to serve as deterrent to the unscrupulous traders,” he said.
Meanwhile, Wangnoo hailed minister for tourism Nawang Rigzin Jora and Department of Tourism for their efforts to strengthen tourism in the Valley.
He hailed the interactive sessions that was held by the Tourism Department here on Thursday, in which minister of tourism had said that the government was developing “ring corridor” to connect various tourism destinations in the Valley.
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