Union Cabinet gives ex-post facto approval to MoU between India and Maldives for cooperation in field of tourism
Posted on:26 May 2016 09:34:58
26 May 2016 Current Affairs GK: The Union Cabinet, presided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, granted ex-post facto approval to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and the Ministry of Tourism, Government of Maldives on 25 May 2016.
The MoU was signed to strengthen cooperation in the field of tourism.
The MoU with Maldives will be instrumental in increasing arrival from this important source market. In recent years, Maldives has also emerged as an important tourism generating market for India.
objectives of the MoU :
To expand bilateral cooperation in the tourism sector
To exchange information and data related to tourism
To encourage cooperation between tourism stakeholders, including hotels and tour operators
To establish exchange programme for cooperation in Human Resources Development
To invest in the Tourism and Hospitality sectors
To exchange visits of Tour Operators/Media/Opinion Makers for promotion of two-way tourism
To exchange experiences in the areas of promotion, marketing, destination development and management
To participate in travel fairs/exhibitions in each other’s country
To promote safe honourable and sustainable tourism
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