At 32.5 Srinagar records highest temperature of the season, Jammu at 41.0 continues to struggle with heat wave

At 32.5 Srinagar records highest temperature of the season, Jammu at 41.0 continues to struggle with heat wave

Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, Wednesday recorded the season’s highest temperature at 32.5 degrees Celsius while the heatwave prevailed in Jammu, the metrological department said. The day temperature in Jammu settled at 41.0 degrees Celsius, around 4...
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Vande Bharat Express, new train to cut short Delhi-Katra travel time by 4 hours

Vande Bharat Express, new train to cut short Delhi-Katra travel time by 4 hours

Offering bonanza to Vaishno Devi pilgrims, the Indian Railways has decided to run a high-tech semi-high-speed Vande Bharat Express between Delhi and Katra with an aim to reduce the travel time by about four hours. Senior officials at Rail Bhawan...
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In a first, Amarnath pilgrims to be tagged for a safe trek

In a first, Amarnath pilgrims to be tagged for a safe trek

In a first, each of the 300,000-odd pilgrims expected to visit the Amarnath Shrine this year will be tracked from the base camp to the shrine and back, using a unique card, even as nearly 45,000 security personnel will be...
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Tourism sector on the brink of disaster

Tourism sector on the brink of disaster

Kashmir needs no introduction as a tourism destination and its rich history is known the world over. Over the years, huge investment from the government as well as the public has played a vital role in making it a world...
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J&K tourism may advertise in upcoming IPL

J&K tourism may advertise in upcoming IPL

In a move to attract visitors back to Kashmir, J&K tourism department is mulling to advertise state’s tourism destinations during the telecast of upcoming IPL 2019 from various sports channels. According to an official spokesperson, Advisor to Governor K...
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Zero crimes against tourists in Jammu & Kashmir: GoI report

Zero crimes against tourists in Jammu & Kashmir: GoI report

Exposing the negative propaganda against Jammu & Kashmir, a report by the Government of India has confirmed that there has not been a single crime reported against tourists in the state in past two years. This is despite the presence...
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Anti-Social elements have started Kashmir Tourism boycott campaign: KCCI

Anti-Social elements have started Kashmir Tourism boycott campaign: KCCI

Valley’s travel and trade bodies have accused some anti-social elements in India for damaging Kashmir tourism by launching ‘Kashmir boycott campaign’.In a joint press conference, the representatives from travel and hospitality sector urged Government of ...
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Why J&K Tourism lags far behind Kerala and Gujarat?

Why J&K Tourism lags far behind Kerala and Gujarat?

In 2017, a record 10 million foreign tourists visited India. As many as 103 million domestic tourists visited the picnic spots and health resorts within India, the same year. The hospitality sector contributes 6.88 percent to India’s GDP and is...
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Revising Tourism Marketing Targets

Revising Tourism Marketing Targets

M.Ashraf The 64th Convention of the Travel agents Association of India has just concluded in Srinagar. The Convention was attended by over 600 delegates from all over the country. The Convention was held in Srinagar after 31 years. A large...
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Tourist sector gets a jolt due to sudden spike in violence

Tourist sector gets a jolt due to sudden spike in violence

A sudden spike in the level of violence in Kashmir on Sunday has cast a shadow on the tourism industry, which was hoping for increased footfall of holidaymakers. As the region witnessed a sudden bout of protests and a record...
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