A G20 meeting would be one of the major international events to be held in Kashmir and will bring new attention to its beauty and tourism potential.
Srinagar: The proposal to hold a G-20 summit meeting in Kashmir and Ladakh created wavering and showed the government’s aims to introduce Kashmir to the international level.
The proposal is to hold preparatory meetings for the G-20 summit in 2023 in Jammu and Kashmir. The J&K administration has already formed a 5-member committee of senior officials to coordinate the G-20 summit meetings to be held in the Kashmir Valley.
It would be one of the major international events to be held in Kashmir and will bring new emphasis on its beauty and tourism potential. Now J&K tourism department is organizing a golf tournament in Srinagar which started from July 5th. No less than 88 renowned golfers, many of whom come from the southern states, participate in this tournament in Srinagar. One of the oldest golf clubs in India, the Addicts Golfing Society, organizes this tournament with the J&K government. Kashmir already has three world-class golf courses in Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Srinagar.
In addition to the golf courses, the three sites have the necessary infrastructure to organize international business conferences. Close to the Royal Spring Golf Course in Srinagar is the SKICC which has the potential to host huge international business conferences.
“If the G-20 summit meeting is held in Srinagar and Leh, it would be a big boost for international tourism, especially with the creamy layer of tourists arriving here,” said Nazir Ahmad, who runs a travel agency and has high hopes from the current tourist season in Kashmir. He said the bookings and rush for Amarnath Yatra had already brought them out of the red and they had witnessed such a tourist season after decades in Kashmir.
The ongoing golf tournament at the Royal Spring Golf Course in Srinagar will provide the opportunity to organize international golf tournaments in Srinagar. Tourism Secretary Sarmad Hafeez told the newspaper that Kashmir is set to become India’s golf capital and has the potential to host international golf tournaments in the future. tournaments in Kashmir, especially in places like Pahalgam and Gulmarg.
Aiming for huge tourist footfall in Kashmir, J&K’s tourism department has simplified the registration of ordinary people’s homes as home stay, paying guesthouses. In the recent past, many tourism players said they had no rooms to book in Kashmir. , prompting the government to encourage people to register their homes as foster homes and paying guesthouses.
Sarmad Hafeez, Tourism Secretary, said Kashmir is seeing unprecedented tourist numbers this season. He said the government has already added 75 new tourist destinations and will try to promote home stays in these places to promote local culture, cuisine and crafts. created a hassle-free registration with minimal formalities.