8.5 Lakh Tourists Visited Kashmir This Year: Govt

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SRINAGAR — Over eight lakh domestic and 50,000 foreign tourists have visited Kashmir this year so far and the hotel occupancy at Gulmarg is almost 100 per cent for the New Year.

This was stated by Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai on Tuesday during his interaction with tourists and tourism players in Srinagar.

 “The tourist arrivals have picked up and more tourists are comings. The bookings have also picked up which can be gauged from the fact that the Gulmarg is fully packed for New Year. This is very encouraging,” Ganai said, according to an official handout.

Ganai said that the government will provide all possible assistance to the tourism stakeholders in their efforts to project Kashmir as world’s top tourism destination.

He urged the service providers and stakeholders to work towards placing famed Kashmir among the world top tourism destinations by the year 2020.

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