KL News Network
Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti Sunday described tourism as the best way to promote dialogue even as she said state government is making efforts to create world class tourist infrastructure in Jammu & Kashmir.
Interacting with a delegation of tour operators from different cities of the country, Mehbooba said tourism promotes people to people contact and tourists become goodwill ambassadors of a place. She said like the maxim – ‘seeing is believing’, a tourist can testify the veracity of the claim about a place after only visiting it. She asked the tour operators to promote visiting Jammu & Kashmir not as a business venture alone but as a means to connect with the people of the State as well.
Mehbooba according to spokesman said her government has plans to create world class tourism infrastructure in the state. She said road connectivity to tourist destinations, bed capacity at tourist spots, wayside facilities etc. are being improved and upgraded to address the requirements of every segment of tourists. She said theme based parks and places are being added to provide variety of attraction to tourists. Similarly, she added, heritage lovers and trekkers would also be having more spots and treks to visit by adding new heritage sites and routes to their check list.
Mehbooba said every region and season in Jammu & Kashmir has a unique attraction for tourists and the same should be promoted among tourists. She said Jammu & Kashmir is as safe for tourists, particularly women, as any other place in the country and despite the unrest during the past five months visiting tourists were duly taken care of by the people here.