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Kashmir tourism fraternity hails UK lifting travel advisory

| Updated on: Nov 07, 2012

The announcement by the United Kingdom to lift travel advisory for Jammu and Kashmir has come as a morale booster for the tourism fraternity in the State.

“It is a welcome step and we thank the Governments of the UK and India as well as the State Government. It will boost tourist arrivals from foreign countries,” Azim Tuman, Chairman, Kashmir House Boat Owners Association, said.

“Foreign tourists have always been the main buyers of carpets and our carpet industry has been struggling because of such advisories. Now, we hope it will get a boost,” he said.

“The people associated with the tourism trade see it as a positive step and hope other countries will follow and soon lift their respective advisories,” Tuman said.

Describing the announcement as a good step, Kashmir Hotel and Restaurant Association President, Showkat Choudhary, said it would have a very positive impact on overall tourism in the State.

Choudhary said he was hopeful other that Commonwealth nations would also lift their advisories.

“This will have a positive impact on domestic tourist arrivals as it will boost their confidence as well,” he said.

Published on November 07, 2012

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