Suggest some measures to promote tourism in your city. This Formal Letter was asked in ICSE 1993 board exam. You can find Previous Year Formal Letter Writing asked in ICSE board exams.
Formal Letter Writing ICSE 1993
A124 Nehru Apartments
15th October, 1999.
Director of Tourism
Government of Uttar Pradesh
Subject : Problems faced by tourists visiting Lucknow
I wish to bring to your kind notice, the inconvenience caused to tourist visiting the historic city of Lucknow. Their problem begins from the moment they disembark at the railway station or the airport. There is no tourist information counter there to get information about hotels, transport and places of tourist interest in the city. They are left to the mercy of unscrupulous touts and guides, who fleece them, by taking them to shady hotels, which abound around the railway station.
In the absence of prepaid auto and taxi services, the auto rickshaws charge exorbitant fares. The rickshaw pullers cheat tourists, often creating unpleasant scenes. In places like the Bara and Chota Imambara, the unprofessional guides charge more than the normal rate and are often discourteous with the tourist, causing unpleasantness and ill will.
These incidents sully the fair reputation of the city, known for its courtesy and culture. It leaves a bad impression on the mind of the tourists. I would therefore request you to take immediate steps to redress the problem before it is too late. There is an urgent need for a tourist information counter at the railway station, and the airport, where complete information on hotels, tourist sites and road maps, are available. Special tourist buses should ply during fixed hours, in the morning and afternoon, for the benefit of passengers. Prepaid auto and taxi service should be operated at the railway station and the airport. There should be registered and trained guides with fixed remuneration, at the places of tourist interest.
These measures would attract good visitors to the city, which has good tourist potential. To augment tourist inflow an advertisement campaign in the print and the electronic media, could boost the economic development of the city. I hope you will consider the suggestions, so that tourists visiting the city have a pleasant experience.
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