The Department of Tourism, J&K, participated in the three-day Bengal Tourism Festival to promote the state’s tourism potential among business leaders in the tourism industry.
At the event, Association of Tourism Service Providers of Bengal posthumously honoured brave tourist guide Rouf Ahmad Dar for saving lives of a Bengali couple in a boat capsizing incident on May 31, 2019, at River Lidder in Pahalgam.
Dar was awarded at the concluding day of 3-day Bengal Tourism Fest held at Kolkatta.
West Bengal Tribal Development Minister Rajib Banerji, who was the chief guest at the closing ceremony of the Fest handed over the award to Assistant Tourist Officer of Department of Tourism Kashmir Ahsan ul Haq and Patron Association of Kashmir Tour Operators Nazir Ahmad Mir.
The Fest attracted State Tourism Promotion Boards, destination management companies, travel and tour operators, MICE Operators, Online Travel Portals, Hotels, Resorts and Convention Centers to network and promote respective tourist destinations.