SRINAGAR: Director Tourism Kashmir, Dr G N Itoo today reviewed the progress achieved on registration of Homestay and tented accommodation across Kashmir. The aim is to enhance the bed capacity in order to attract more tourists.
The meeting discussed the identification of destinations and resorts where the scheme has been rolled out and also the uniformity of procedure to be adopted.
Expressing satisfaction over the initial progress achieved, Director Tourism Kashmir directed sticking to the targets already fixed for the destinations and urged the officers to work in mission mode so that the set targets are achieved. He also asked the concerned officers to encourage local entrepreneurs at these destinations for home stays and tented accommodations and also make those home stays functional at already identified locations at the earliest.
The Director Tourism impressed upon the CEOs and Resort Officers to stay in regular contact with respective District administrations and take the scheme further down in a synchronised manner. He also reiterated to organise capacity building programmes for intending stakeholders for their handholding and popularising the said policies.
The Director Tourism sought feedback from CEOs and resort officers about the scheme and also discussed the issues and logistics about the scheme.
The meeting was attended by Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of all development authorities, senior officers of Tourism Department, Resort Officers of various tourist destinations and other concerned.