The Jammu and Kashmir government for the first time has constituted an Advisory Board for tourism industry. The tourism advisory board is aimed at accommodating recommendations and suggestions of industry protagonists and devise policies to promote tourism. Farooq Shah, Secretary, Jammu and Kashmir Tourism said this initiative of the state government will revive tourism industry in a big way.“Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has keen interest to promote tourism and bring as many tourists to state as possible. He has constituted the board only to bring in prosperity to state with the promotion of tourism industry,” said Shah who is Member Secretary of the board.On choosing local stakeholders, Secretary Tourism said those who have a lot of experience in the tourism industry have been inducted in the Board. “The members in the Board have vast experience in the tourism industry. Their suggestions are valuable for tourism industry,” he said.J&K Hoteliers Club has hailed Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed for framing a much-awaited Tourism Advisory Board and inducting local stakeholders as its members. J&K Hoteliers Club said setting up of a tourism advisory board will reinvigorate tourism Industry.“On behalf of J&K Hoteliers Club, we extend our thanks to Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed for the momentous decision of framing the Tourism Advisory Board first time in the history of Kashmir. The CM has set up this Board consisting of domain specialists to advise the government on the way ahead of the tourism sector,” said Mushatq Chaya, Chairman, Hoteliers’ Club.