India and Japan signed the Memorandum for strengthening cooperation in tourism on 22 January 2014. The Memorandum will facilitate travel and tourist visits and strengthen the tourism partnership between the two countries.
• To expand bilateral cooperation in the tourism sector
• To exchange information and data related to tourism
• To encourage cooperation between Tour Operators and tourism stakeholders including Hotel owners
• To establish exchange programmes for cooperation in Human Resource Development
• To exchange visits of Tour Operators/Media/ Opinion Makers for promotion of two way tourism
• To exchange experience in the areas of promotion, marketing, destination development and management
During 2013 India received 2.20 lakh tourists from Japan and the highest numbers of visas on arrival were issued to the tourists from Japan. Buddhist heritage sites are a great attraction for Japanese tourists to India.
Who: India and Japan
Where: New Delhi
What: Memorandum in tourism
When: 22 January 2014