Jammu, April 17 (IANS) The Czech Republic would depute its tour and travel operators and mediapersons on a familiarisation trip to Jammu and Kashmir for encouraging its citizens to visit the state.
During a meeting with J&K Tourism officials, ambassador of the Czech Republic Miloslav Stasak offered his support to the state government for “promotion and showcasing of the abundant tourism potential of the state”.
The ambassador appreciated efforts of the state government for promoting tourism by “creating world class tourist infrastructure and offering adventure and golf tourism for high end tourists”.
He also hailed “the government’s efforts to restore peace and normalcy in the state”, and added that Jammu and Kashmir was as safe as other parts of the world, “so there should be no reservations to any tourist to visit the state”.
Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Minister Ghulam Ahmad Mir briefed the ambassador about the overall tourism scenario of the state. He said that Jammu and Kashmir offered varied attractions for tourists round the year.
Mir apprised Stasak that the J&K government was focusing on promotion of tourism in the state.
“We have not only developed new tourism spots but upgraded world class infrastructure facilities for the tourist,” Mir said.
“Unfortunately, Jammu and Kashmir has passed through hard times in the past, but the resilience of the people of Kashmir has helped the tourism to pick up yet again,” the minister said.