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At TAAI convention, experts bat for more five-star hotels to boost Kashmir tourism..

To boost tourism, Kashmir needs to raise civic infrastructure and build institutional framework within tourism industry so that the benefits percolate to local economy and help common people, experts and delegates at TAAI convention here said on Wednesday.
A number of delegates and experts on tourism, hospitality and aviation spokes about different aspects of tourism revival and hospitality sector on second day of the three-day convention of Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI). A number of delegates from across India and some international travel trade members are participating in the 64th TAAI convention. The event is being held after the gap of 30 years in Srinagar. While addressing a session of delegates, Kapil Kaul, CEO of New Delhi-based Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) India said: “To boost tourism, there is a need for civic infrastructure development. Besides, institutional framework within the industry is needed so that trickledown effect on local economy is larger.”
Kaul also said that lack of tourism infrastructure in the Valley has resulted in low job creation.
“There needs to be creation of high-wage jobs in this industry so that more youngsters opt for a career in this field,” Kaul said.

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