J&K tourism deptt will hold roadshows in Bangladesh to attract tourists

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New Delhi : The Department of Tourism, Jammu and Kashmir will hold roadshows in Bangladesh, Malaysia and Thailand as part of the efforts to increase the footfall in the state.

It will also hold a series of promotional events across India.

The tourism department on January 16 started its promotional campaign this year by showcasing the state's products at the South Asian Travel and Tourism Exhibition (SATTE) - Asia's largest travel show - at New Delhi.

Rigzin Samphel, Secretary, Tourism; Nisar Ahmad Wani, Director, Tourism (Kashmir); Om Prakash Bhagat, Director, Tourism (Jammu), along with other senior officers of the department participated in the event, which concluded on January 18.

On the first day of the event, the tourism department screened short movies on different destinations to attract tourists.

A large number of visitors turned up at the J&K pavilion, said a tourism department official, to enquire about state tourism products, new destinations and infrastructure.

During the expo, state tourism officials and heads of the local travel and hospitality sector held separate meetings with media persons to apprise them of the safety of tourists in Kashmir.

"SATTE is one of the largest tourism shows in Asia to promote our tourist destinations. The department provided all information about the tourist spots, products, and services being offered to visitors in the state," said Samphel, Secretary, Tourism.

Over 20,000 domestic and international sellers and buyers, state tourism officials, heads of international tourism boards, hoteliers, and aviation experts participated in the exhibition.

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