In order to attract more tourists during winter months to Kashmir valley both stakeholders and the government are trying to work out new ideas so that this season becomes attractive for visitors.
Recently Secretary Tourism asked the concerned Departments to work on innovations and new ideas for making the coming season memorable for visitors. In this regard, he suggested working on concepts like illuminations, winter carnival, snow activities, skiing, cuisine, music etc besides quality services in different segments of the tourist interface.
He also took a detailed review of the logistics at the destination and directed their upgradation and proper upkeep.
He reviewed the snow clearance plan and road connectivity, drinking water supply, homologation of slopes, signages at the destination, snow safety, working of ski patrols and rescue teams, medical facilities etc. at the destination.
He reviewed the status of facilities and services available at the local club and other outlets of the JKTDC and directed constant monitoring and innovation.
He also reviewed the calendar of skiing courses being run by the Youth Services Department and IISM and directed close coordination between them and the Tourism Department for optimal results.
He was informed that two more slopes with lifts are being added to the facilities which would ensure availability of much more and dispersed skiing facilities to the visitors at the world famous ski resort besides work at the historic church is nearing completion