Srinagar: The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KCCI) Friday said that it will stage a protest against ‘unethical & illegal practice’ by these Online Travel Portals.
“Online Travel Portals (OTP’s) have largely marginalized the business of Tour Operators including that of Kashmir by offering Discounts/Coupons/Vouchers to customers who book Kashmir Packages, particularly Hotel bookings online. This unethical & illegal practice by these OTP’s have made Tour/Travel operators to suffer badly and if this trend continues, it will render them jobless leading to starvation of thousands of related people,” Faiz Ahmad Bakshi, Secretary General KCCI said in a statement issued to JandK Headlines.
“In view of this unethical practice by various OTP’s, a Nation Wide Protest has been declared by the Tourism Industry of India to be organised on 25th June with a major show of support at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi and at various State Capitals / Tourist Destinations,” the statement added.
“The Members of Kashmir Tourism Industry under the auspices of The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & industry have decided to support the initiative of peaceful protest to take place at Pratap Park at 11:30 am for 1 hour upto 12:30 pm. The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry is going to brief the press on this crucial issue intended to be highlighted in the protest at the Press Enclave at 11:00 am and would accordingly request you to kindly depute your team of correspondence to receive the press brief on the said protest,” it added.