J&K Hoteliers Club has called on Advisor to Governor Khurshid A Ganai at Circuit House here and urged him about extending power tariff benefits to hotels further by one year.
In a statement, JKHC said it held a fruitful meeting with the advisor who gave patient hearing to the delegation which was led by its chairman Mushtaq Ahmad Chaya.
At the outset, Chaya hailed Advisor Governor for taking great pains for the promotion of tourism sector.
Chaya said tourist footfall was not as expected and further promotional activities were needed to attract travellers to Kashmir.
He said in view of the low tourist footfall, it was mandatory that the government extended power tariff benefits at par with small scale industries by one more year.
JKHC said Advisor gave on spot instructions to the concerned authorities for extending every possible help to the hoteliers in this regard and extending the scheme of industrial power benefits at least for nine months. JKHC said that Advisor said the department is keen to attract LTC travellers to Kashmir for which, he said, they have made correspondence with all states and union territories urging them to encourage their government employees to travel to Kashmir.
Chaya said the advisor also assured that the department will further launch aggressive marketing campaigns to increase tourist footfall to Kashmir.