Jammu and Kashmir has been conferred with the best honeymoon tourism destination award at 5th International Travel- Tourism Conclave & Expo (ITCTA) which was held here today.
The award, according to spokesman was received by Additional Secretary Tourism, Gulzar Ahmad Shabnam on behalf of the Tourism Department. The Function was attended by Tourism stakeholders of various States and Corporations. Manager Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation, Delhi, CB Koul was also present on the occasion.
He said that already known as the best honeymoon destination, the J&K State will emerge as a good wedding destination too.
While thanking the organizers for conferring the best honeymoon award to Jammu and Kashmir, the Additional Secretary Tourism hoped that it will continue to be honored and awarded in future for its marvelous contribution in the tourism sector for its matchless manifestation and appreciable features.
He said that pilgrimage tourism has assumed much significance in J&K unlike other States. He referred to Gumpas of Ladakh, Temples of Jammu and Shrines of Kashmir at the varied festivals of the State.
Tracking, Mountaineering, Water rafting, Paragliding, Skiing, Ice skating, Polo and Golf promise good environment to adventure lovers here, he added.
Pertinently, this is the third award bagged by Jammu and Kashmir during this season. Recently the State received Best Adventure Tourism Destination Award at Chennai.