KASHMIR NEWS TRUST #KNT
Travel Agents Society of Kashmir popularly known as TASK met the newly appointed Director Tourism Raja Yaqoob Farooq on Saturday.
The delegation comprising former president Ghulam Rasool Siah, incumbent president Muhammad Akram Siah, Vice President Sheikh Abdul Ahad, Joint Secretary Maqsood Badyari and Secretary General Waseem Gosani held a detailed interaction vis-à-vis the development of tourism in Kashmir Valley.
A statement issued by Secretary General Waseem Gosani stated that this was the first such interaction of Raja Farooq Yaqoob after assuming charge of the Tourism Department recently.
During the interaction, the stakeholders underscored the need for upscaling the standards of the tourism industry of Kashmir, given its reach and scope. Director Tourism said Kashmir is world famous for its hospitality and the tourism products offered need to be global in standard and scale.
Appreciating the role of the TASK in promoting Kashmir tourism worldwide and the synergy attained between the Department and the tourism players, the Director Tourism assured all support to them in addressing their genuine issues and grievances. He said he believes that constant and structured consultations on issues are the way to work out solutions and enhance the standards of the tourism sector. He also laid stress on taking tourist feedback and idea exchange between the stakeholders and the Department which he termed was critical to the further growth of the sector in an environment of global competition. [KNT]