Valley tour operators smell rat in copter tickets

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Apr 30: The Valley-based tour operators today alleged that some Jammu-based tour operators are using “influence” to get helicopter seat quota for the upcoming Amarnath Yatra.
 The tour operators allege that Jammu-based operators are “conspiring to capture the helicopter service system and dominate the sale of tickets on higher prices.”
 “The Amarnath yatra tickets are given according to the due procedure that is in place. As per the procedure the tour operators from Jammu and Kashmir get equal share, but the procedure is tried to be sidelined,” the tour operators said.
 They said that Jammu and Delhi based travel agents were trying to ‘monopolize’ and ‘politicize’ the whole Yatra.
 “Some influential tourist trade agents have succeeded in their intentions to hijack and sabotage the trade. It is affecting our livelihood,” they said.
 They alleged that it is a conspiracy hatched by some to damage the commercial interests of travel agents and tour operators from Kashmir.  
 Meanwhile, the tour operators appealed Governor, NN Vohra to look into the matter and ensure a transparent policy which serves the trade and commercial interests of the tourist traders of Kashmir Valley.

Lastupdate on : Tue, 30 Apr 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 30 Apr 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Wed, 1 May 2013 00:00:00 IST




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