Parliamentary Standing Committee meets Gulmarg hoteliers

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Listens to issues confronting tour operators in Ski resort

Srinagar: The 31-member Parliamentary Standing Committee Friday visited the world famous ski-resort Gulmarg in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district to take stock of the tourism activities and to meet hoteliers, tour operators.

The Parliamentary Standing Committee along with the top officials of Tourism Department including the Principal Secretary Tourism Sarmad Hafeez met the Hoteliers in Gulmarg to have an on the spot assessment of the Tourism facilities, infrastructure and problems being faced by the tour operators.

Secretary General Hoteliers Club Gulmarg, Tariq Gani told Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that they have presented a five-point memorandum to the delegation. “We expressed our concerns and put forth demands before the delegation which included the extension of lease agreements to the hotelier whose leases have expired.”

While raising the issue of Srinagar-Jammu National Highway, Hoteliers Club Kashmir apprised the delegation about the frequent closure of the highway and the toll it is taking on the tourism.

Pertinent to mention here that the Parliamentary Standing Committee, headed by Rajya Sabha MP from Madhya Pradesh, T G Venkatesh, met various stakeholders to discuss issues related to Road, Travel, Tourism and Hospitality.

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