SRINAGAR: High Commissioner of Malaysia to India, Dato’ Hidayat Abdul Hamid was all praise to the beauty and hospitality of Kashmir on the conclusion of his three-day visit to Kashmir.
High Commissioner Abdul Hamid had arrived in Srinagar on 17 November 2018. He visited Mughal gardens and various other places in Srinagar. He also visited Gulmarg where he enjoyed Gondola and snow scooter rides. He was impressed with the beauty of the Gulmarg ski resort.
Hamid said Malaysians are visiting Valley in good number as they love the place.
“Most of the Malaysians who visit India want to visit Kashmir also. They are happy for their travels to Kashmir as locals are treating the tourists well and ensure that their holidays are memorable,” he said.
He said Malaysian airlines are eager to increase flights to India and also have direct flights to Kashmir, which will further boost tourist flow from Malaysia to this place.
“There is every support from the government to airlines to start direct flights to Kashmir. The better connectivity will not only enhance bilateral relations but also people to people contacts,” he said.
The FAM tour for the High Commissioner was organized by Tourism department Kashmir in collaboration with Srinagar based Euphoria Travel Services.
Deputy Directors Reyaz Ahmad Shah and Mohammad Sarfaraz along with trade and travel bodies interacted with the High Commissioner in Srinagar.
Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Sheikh Ashiq, President Travel Agents Association of Kashmir Ashfaq Siddiq, President Adventure Tour Operators of Kashmir Rauf Tramboo, Nigeen Tourist Trade Association member Peerzada Faiyaz along with their office bearers interacted with the High Commissioner and discussed increasing cooperation in the trade and tourism sector with Malaysia.