The Jammu and Kashmir administration is set to boost the tourism sector with many more programmes in the coming days

To mark World Tourism Day, the tourism department of Jammu and Kashmir organized various sports activities, including the Shikara race, and cultural programmes at various tourist spots across the union territory.

Nisar Ahmad Wani, Director Tourism Kashmir, told Hindustan Times that their motive is to boost the tourism sector and spread the message that Kashmir is ready for tourism. “The sector was impacted due to coronavirus but now the administration has introduced standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the tourism sector,” he said. “It will help the tourists here to contain the spread of the virus during their visit.” Wani said they are also promoting the tourism sector in various states such as Delhi and Mumbai.

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted businesses to close throughout the Valley. As such the tourism sector also got impacted. But now, with everything unlocking in phase wise, the tourism sector has started to reopen as per the SOPs. The administration is set to boost the sector with many more programmes in the coming days.

Jaan Saheb of the Tourism Department said that all the tourist spots in J&K are open, and people who are visiting should follow the SOPs which have been issued by the administration.

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