Nigeen Tourist Traders' Association today termed the launch of special helicopter service by Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed as "one of the big initiatives for tourism promotion in Kashmir."
Chairman NTTA ManzoorWangnoo said the service initiated by JK Tourism Development Corporation on the directions of Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed will give a big boost to the tourism sector.
He said by launching this service a long pending demand of the tourism fraternity has been met.
"It will definitely be an added attraction to the high-end tourists in Kashmir."
The association hailed the chief minister for taking "this and other initiatives for the revival of tourism sector in Kashmir."
It also congratulated Secretary Tourism Farooq A Shah and Director Tourism Mahmood Ahmad Shah for their "unrelenting efforts to promote tourism sector in the state."
Wangnoo said the service will promote adventure, golf, conference tourism and heli-skiing in Kashmir.
To mention, the chief minister today flagged off the first-ever helicopter service to Gulmarg and Pahalgam.
Associated Chamber of Commerce & Industry in Kashmir (CCIK) today hailed the launch of heli service from Srinagar to Gulmarg and Pahalgam.
In a statement here today president CCIK ZahoorATramboo termed it a good step. "The service will be useful particularly for the tourists who visit here for short duration and want to explore all the known destinations in the Valley."
Tramboo who is also patron of Kashmir Eco Tourism Club (KETC) congratulated Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed and Secretary Tourism, Farooq A Shah for launching this service.
Tramboo, however, said there is "scope for fare reduction once the service becomes fully operational."