J&K govt asks Spain to lift negative travel advisory

Last Updated: Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 17:25

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government has requested Spain to lift the travel advisory issued to its citizens against visiting the state, following considerable improvement in situation.

"We request the Government of Spain to lift the negative travel advisory issued to its citizens against visiting the state as the situation here has improved considerably," State Tourism Minister Ghulam Ahmad Mir said during his meeting with Spanish Tourism Officers in Madrid.

The Tourism Minister, along with officers of Tourism Department, is on a four-day visit to Spain, representing the state in the International Tourism Trade Fair there.

According to an official statement issued here, the minister during his meetings and interaction, received positive response from the Spanish authorities and expressed hope that the advisory would be lifted soon.

Mir told Spanish officials on Friday that Germany and UK have already lifted similar travel advisories against the state, following which, a large number of foreign tourists have visited the state.

The state government has set up stalls at the fair showcasing tourism potential of the state, besides publicity counters to familiarise participants with scenic spots and adventure, heritage and spiritual tourism of J&K.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 17:25

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