Srinagar: Aiming at developing skills in
tourism sector, Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy
Farooq Abdullah has sanctioned Rs one crore to a city-based
hotel management institute from his constituency development
Abdullah, who represents the Srinagar Lok Sabha
constituency, announced the grant at the silver jubilee
function of the Institute of Hotel Management here yesterday.
Underlining the need for trained people in tourism
sector, Abdullah said hoteliers, houseboat owners and others
associated with tourist trade play a vital role and their
quality service motivate tourists to re-visit the place.
Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who was also present in the
function, said, "Present day tourists are hyper-sensitive to
service and products he receives in hotels, houseboats and
other places during his travel. We have to recognise this
aspect and match the demands of customer by providing
qualitative services and products."