SKICC celebrates Tourism day 2020 with enthusiasm

Srinagar, Sep 27 (KNS): SKICC celebrates world Tourism day 2020 Today at SKICC while adhering to the COVID protocol norms strictly .The said day is observed on 27th of September each year with varied themes ,the theme this year is Tourism and Rural Tourism Development.According to statement issued to KSN reads, on the Directions of Secretary Tourism Sarmad Hafeez IAS ,state of the art lazer show and musical fountain was operated in the back lawns which was witnessed by people from all strata particularly the Tourism trade and hospitality sector ,among various dignitaries the Director SKICC Bakshi Javid Humayun termed it as a good omen to open up the tourism sector particularly MICE Tourism post COVID Pandemic in Kashmir he said that since 1980 this day is observed with lot of festivity and activity but COVID pandemic has proven a big hindrance thus limiting the scope of such activities this year.
He added that the secretary Tourism has been pivotal to regain the fervor and importance of this occasion by organising some activity which will send a positive message in the Tourism market in the domestic and global arena .
Director SKICC also attended a national level Webinar which was conducted under aegis of Tourism Deptt. Govt of India in which he highlighted the the MICE potential of the valley specifically SKICC which has been operating successfully following all the SOP’s and COVID protocol.The main focus of the webinar was the speech of Shri Prahlad Singh Patel ji, Honble Union Minister of Tourism.
Yogendra Tripathi , Secretary Tourism GOI Who spoke of rebooting the tourism sector with responsibility viz a viz safety, sense of trust by adhering to all safety protocols. The speakers also mentioned about the importance of Rural Tourism in providing opportunities of employment by creating an economic chain which gives a platform for craftsmen and village locales to showcase the tourism and cultural potential as additions to existing tourism locales.
The year 2021 will be promoted as Dekho Apna Desh to boost domestic tourism. On this occasion the specific Tourism related website Saathi was also launched ( SYSTEM FOR AWARENESS AND TRAINING FOR HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY). Which will help all tourism players to self assess their services in this sector by pooling of expertise from experts and improve,this
will be done in collaboration from Petroleum Ministry .Union Minister for Petroleum Sh Dharmendra Pradhan also addressed the paricipants of this Webinar(KNS)

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