Good omen for Kashmir tourism: Jora
UK’s readiness to lift travel advisories
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Nov 7: Day after the UK government expressed its “readiness” to withdraw negative advisories on visit to J&K, Minister for Tourism and Culture, Nawang Rigzin Jora Wednesday hailed Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for “his efforts in this regard.”
Jora said that it was a good omen for tourism sector of Kashmir, which will increase the inflow of foreign tourists to the Valley and subsequently to other parts of the State.
He said increase in the number of tourists shall improve the socio-economic conditions of the people, besides giving fillip to the initiatives being taken for the development of tourism sector in the State, an official statement said.
It said the Chief Minister and the Minister for Tourism had consistently pursued the issue with the British Government and the British High Commission in India.
“The efforts by the Chief Minister and the participation of J & K Tourism in the World Mart at London since 2002 have helped pave way for withdrawing the negative travel advisory for J & K,” he said.
Minister for Tourism hoped that with this indication by the UK, other common wealth countries including Australia, New Zealand and Canada shall also follow suit.
“The Common Wealth countries provide a rich source for enhancing the inflow of tourists to the Valley. Britain is the third country after Germany and Japan to lift the advisory on the State.”
Minister of State for Tourism Nasir Aslam Wani has also appreciated the United Kingdom “readiness” to lift the advisory.
Jora and Nasir also appreciated Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for his efforts to help maintain peace and harmony in the state, which is must for flourishing of tourism sector.
Lastupdate on : Wed, 7 Nov 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 7 Nov 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 8 Nov 2012 00:00:00 IST
- MORE FROM BUSINESS
High Court Reserves Judgment After Hearing Final Arguments
JANGLAT MANDI ENCOUNTER CASE
D A RASHID
Srinagar, Nov 7: The J&K High Court Wednesday reserved judgment on a petition seeking directions for reinvestigation into Janglat Mandi “fake” encounter case allegedly involving Army Chief Bikram Singh More
- Srinagar City
GK CITY REPORTER
Srinagar, Nov 7: Despite severe public outcry, and violation of High Court orders, the tippers not only continue to ply during daytime in the City but are yet to bear proper number plates, particularly More
Jammu, Nov 7: The prevalence of diabetes mellitus type-2 is on rise among the younger generation and teens in Jammu and Kashmir while 65 percent of men and women have problem of central obesity (bulged More
- South Asia
NISAR AHMED THOKAR
Islamabad, Nov 7: The chairman of Pakistan’s parliamentary committee on Kashmir Moulana Fazl-ur-Rehman has cautioned the political leaders and other state institutions to remain vigilant while issuing More
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Washington, Nov 7: Barack Obama Wednesday clinched a resounding victory over Republican challenger Mitt Romney to earn a second term as US President braving economic woes and straightaway promised bi-partisan More
Kupwara: Despite passing of nearly six years after a water filtration plant was constructed at Balhama here the Public Health Engineering (PHE) department has failed to make it functional. The inordinate More