|June 20, 2019
||Adventure Sports Rescue
All Adventure Sports activities are hazardous by nature and need an efficient rescue service to avoid fatal accidernts
|May 09, 2019
||Adventure Tourism Directorate
The most promising sector in Tourism is Adventure Tourism but to promote and develop it on modern lines there is urgent need for an independent organization of trained people in the line
|April 26, 2019
||Starting Tourist Charters
The ideal thing to keep the Tourist inflow appreciable and protect the environment is to start dedicated charter flights from some of the most potential markets to destinations in Kashmir
|April 11, 2019
||Tourism needs reorientation!
In view of the prevailing situation, Tourism needs reorientation both in marketing strategy and in the organization managing it!
|January 24, 2019
||Promoting Adventure Tourism
In spite of an adverse publicity campaign bya section of the electronic and the print media, Kashmir is still getting adventure loving tourists including a large number from abroad!
|December 13, 2018
||Tourism loses priority!
In spite of tall claims from various politicians and the government functionaries about Tourism being the backbone of Kashmir’s economy, the sector seems to have lost government’s priority!
|July 19, 2018
||Tourism gets low priority
In spite of the fact that one and all claim Tourism to be back bone of Kashmir’s economy, yet the government does not seem to accord it the priority it deserves!
|April 05, 2018
||Revising Tourism Marketing Targets
Tourism Department needs to direct increased marketing efforts on South India and South East Asia which are emerging as potential Tourism markets for Kashmir
|March 27, 2018
||The National Travel Convention
The holding of the 64th Convention and Exhibition by the Travel Agents Association of India in Srinagar is expected to send positive signals for Kashmir in different travel markets
|January 04, 2018
||Gulmarg Ski Resort
Even though quite well known as a Tourist Resort, the existing Skiing facilities need urgent upgradation for it to qualify on International standards as a Ski Resort
|December 14, 2017
||Kashmir’s Own Air Service
The operation of a private helicopter service is welcome but it needs full government backing from the State and the Centre to succeed
|October 26, 2017
||Promoting Gulmarg Ski Resort
The excellent snow conditions on world class slopes with maximum sunny days make Gulmarg the most attractive ski resort urgently needing intensive marketing among ski enthusiasts world over!
|October 19, 2017
||Kishtwar, a forgotten adventure!
The valleys of Kishtwar have been proclaimed in many travelogues as mysterious and adventurous but these days the adventure tourism potential of the area has gone totally into background!
|September 28, 2017
||Promoting Adventure Tourism
With unprecedented decline in leisure Tourism, the ideal alternative is to promote Adventure Tourism for which Kashmir has unlimited potential
|July 20, 2017
||Kargil Helicopter Service
Helicopter service to Kargil has been overdue but the real requirement is a regular civilian air connection to the area pending for decades which could put it on the World Tourism Map!
|January 19, 2017
||Winter Tourism in Kashmir
The mountains surrounding the Valley of Kashmir have some of the best winter sports possibilities in the entire world!
|June 30, 2016
||Promote Adventure Tourism
In the present situation, the ideal Tourism activity to be promoted is high end Adventure Tourism
|August 30, 2015
||Sustainable Tourism in Ladakh
Tourism in Ladakh has grown exponentially but to be worthwhile it has to be sustainable by making it environment friendly
|August 05, 2015
||Tourism in correct perspective
Tourism obsession bordering on paranoia of some people requires putting the Tourism scenario of Kashmir in a realistic and correct perspective
|August 07, 2014
||Kashmir’s Orphan Tourism Industry!
In spite of the tall claims about the Tourism Industry being the backbone of Kashmir’s economy, in reality the sector is an orphan, owned by none!
|April 04, 2014
||Kashmir Tourism, bane not boon!
Because of various adverse effects on environment, commerce and prices of travel as well as commodities, Tourism is proving to be bane rather than boon for common Kashmiris.
|July 27, 2013
||Credit for defacement!
In their eagerness to take credit for some achievement or for setting up of various public facilities/utilities people end up defacing the otherwise attractive landscape
|June 18, 2013
||The “Battle of Amarnath”!
The Army’s launching of “Operation Shiva” and the Home Minister’s declaration of an impending threat gives an impression that the holy pilgrimage is being turned into a “Battle for Hindutva”
|June 18, 2013
||Is Kashmir for tourists only?
No doubt Kashmir is a famous tourist destination but unfortunately all developmental activities are tied with tourism only giving a feeling that the local population does not count much!
|June 18, 2013
||“Operation Shiva”, pilgrimage or battle!
The way the arrangements of security for the pilgrimage to the holy cave of Amarnath are being made and the increase in numbers and duration make one think that it is turning into battle for the Hindutva bent upon destroying Kashmir’s fragile mountain ecology!
|June 07, 2013
||Smooth entry, scary exit!
Tourists arriving at Srinagar airport have a smooth entry into the city of Srinagar but their exit is a nightmarish experience!
|December 23, 2012
||The Khyber Initiative
The setting up of a resort by a local entrepreneur with foreign collaboration is a pioneering effort in building world class tourism infrastructure to attract the missing high end tourism
|December 12, 2012
||Modification of U.K. Travel Advisory
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office of U.K. has modified the Travel Advisory to its nationals for visiting J & K which is an achievement but more needs to be done to attract upmarket foreign tourists
|October 24, 2012
||The missing high end Tourism!
In spite of the tall claims regarding tourist figures, the real high end tourism from domestic markets as well as abroad still shies away from Kashmir
|June 13, 2012
||Tourism sans International Flights!
(It is impossible to promote high end Tourism without International Flights and the matching infrastructure)
|April 27, 2012
||Free Market or Aerial Piracy!
The crazy airfare war on travel to Kashmir is in total violation of IATA regulations and amounts to looting people in the name of free market economy.
|April 20, 2012
||Kashmir’s Tourism Mania
Tourism definitely is an important economic activity but unfortunately in Kashmir its espousal to the level of a mania is becoming detrimental to our environment and other sectors of the economy