Monday, 30 January 2023

 

 

LATEST NEWS Chairperson DDC Ramban Dr Shamshad Shan inaugurates Eye Clinic Fisheries department gears up to tap huge potential of Ranjit Sagar Reservoir DDC Chairperson Poonch Tazeem Akther reviews progress achieved under District Capex 2022-23 74th Republic Day celebrations culminate with Beating Retreat ceremony Director Agriculture inspects various pesticides & fertilizer dealers in South Kashmir DC Kupwara Dr. Doifode Sagar Dattatray inaugurates maiden 3 day ‘Kupwara Winter Carnival’ at Dringyari e-Governance initiative : DC Srinagar Mohammad Aijaz Asad hands over 85 Tablets to Patwaris & Girdawars Lt Governor Manoj Sinha launches QR-Code based Labels of 13 different GI & Non-GI registered crafts of J&K Rayat Bahra University to offer scholarships worth Rs 15 crore Simple persona connects Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu with the masses Filmmaker Anurag Basu’s Anthology ‘METRO इन दिनों’ Gets A Release Date AP Dhillon flings ukelele at charged-up Lollapaloza crowd in Mumbai Hockey World Cup : India beat South Africa 5-2 to finish 9th with Argentina ILT20 : Rahmanullah Gurbaz scores fifty as Sharjah Warriors defeat Abu Dhabi Knight Riders U19 Women's T20 WC: Just believe in yourself, is Shafali Verma's message to Indian team ahead of final Mumbai : TISS students cancel BBC documentary show after BJYM protests 4 killed in road accident in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri Refurbishment of 1400 km roads, e-scooters for last-mile connectivity : Arvind Kejriwal announces two projects BCCI invites bids for Women's Premier League title sponsorship rights for 2023-2027 Mithali Raj appointed mentor and advisor for Gujarat Giants in the Women's Premier League 'Pathaan' SRK talks about box-office success, tags 'Tiger' Salman Khan as 'GOAT'

 

Tourism Deptt organizes FAM tour for foreign travel writers

Rouf Pampori

Rouf Pampori

5 Dariya News

Srinagar , 18 Jun 2018

The department of tourism organized Familiarization trip for five foreign travel writers from Australia and United Kingdom who visited Leh and Srinagar.The writers reached Leh on June 5 and conducted 5-day Ganda La trek in Ladakh before flying to Srinagar where they visited Dachigam National Park, Royal Spring Golf Course and stayed in houseboats at Nageen Lake for four days.The travel writers after completing their visit also met Tourism Minister Tassaduq Hussain Mufti and Secretary Tourism RigzianSamphal who apprised them about the state’s tourism products.Tassaduq Mufti urged them to highlight state’s tourism products in their respective newspapers and magazines for the promotion of tourism.He also apprised them about efforts the department is taking for the safety of the tourists.Director tourism Kashmir Mahmood A Shah said the FAM tour for the travel writers from reputed publications was organized in an effort to get attention of the governments from their countries towards Kashmir so that negative travel advisories are diluted.“We have travel advisories from many countries which is affecting foreign tourist influx to Kashmir. These travel writers are from leading newspapers like Sydney Morning Herald, Australian Financial Review, Wild Magazine from Australia and Daily Mail from United Kingdom which have wide readership. This will help motivate their governments dilute advisories on Kashmir,” he said.The writers were led by Garry Weare who is the prominent adventurer and also author of many books from Australia.

Weare said the group was fascinated by the beauty which both Kashmir and Leh possesses and they will be producing articles on the beautiful landscape and adventure activities in the publications both in UK and Australia.“We are hopeful that we are able to utilize international media to create a favorable opinion among lawmakers in these countries so that travel advisories on Kashmir are diluted to a greater extent,” he said.Craig Tansley who works for many publications including Sydney Morning Herald said both Kashmir and Leh have unmatched beauty which every traveller should come and experience.“We were amazed to see how this place is endowed with natural beauty. The landscape is amazing and every traveller should at least visit this place one a life time,” he said.He said they would be publishing series of stories about what they saw in Kashmir.Another writer Paul Ewart said safety of tourists in Kashmir was a misplaced notion.“We were here for almost two weeks and we did not find any problem. Everything is good and travelers should come here. We will try our best to portray real picture in our stories,” he said.Director tourism Kashmir Mahmood A Shah said department has been organizing FAM tours for the travel writers and also for the leading tour operators of the country to Kashmir to dispel the notion that Kashmir was unsafe to visit.Earlier, we organized FAM tour for travel writers and other media persons from many regional publications in India. This time we decided to bring foreign journalists here so that we can work on diluting travel advisories,” he said.Meanwhile, Alexandre Ziegler, the Ambassador of France to India had also visited Kashmir’s most sought-after tourist resort Gulmarg and also Baba Reshi before heading towards Leh by road.The French Ambassador stayed for a night at Gagangeer and travelled to Leh by road.Alexandre Ziegler is first such ambassador who wished to visit Ladakh by road to enjoy its breathtaking beauty.

 

Tags: Tassaduq Mufti , Tourism

 

 

related news

 

 

 

Photo Gallery

 

 

Video Gallery

 

 

5 Dariya News RNI Code: PUNMUL/2011/49000
© 2011-2023 | 5 Dariya News | All Rights Reserved
Powered by: CDS PVT LTD