Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday appealed to tourists not to cancel their booking for visiting Kashmir in view of flood threats.

Former Jammu and Kashmir CM Omar Abdullah. PTIFormer Jammu and Kashmir CM Omar Abdullah. PTI

Former Jammu and Kashmir CM Omar Abdullah. PTI

“Those of you with bookings to visit Kashmir please PLEASE don’t rush to cancel. Instead I request you wait to see how things develop,” Omar wrote on twitter.

The working president of National Conference said the tourism industry had bad year since the September floods last year.

“The Tourist industry had a disastrous Autumn & a really bad winter because of the floods. Finally things were looking up in April.

“Now because of the recent rains & accompanying news stories hotels are reporting up to 40% cancellations which is a disaster for them. So my earnest appeal to you is please keep the faith, don’t rush to cancel. Wait to see how the next few days go & then decide,” he added.

Omar asked his followers to retweet his tweets as a favour to the tourism industry of the Valley.

“I’ve never asked for RTs before but as a favour to the tourist industry of Kashmir please RT my last 4 tweets as many times as possible,” he said.



Omar Abdullah appeals tourists not to cancel Kashmir visit over floods