Good omen for Kashmir tourism: Jora

UK’s readiness to lift travel advisories

Hails Omar


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

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