Union Cabinet gives ex-post facto approval to MoU between India and Maldives for cooperation in field of tourism

May 26, 2016 08:07 IST

The Union Cabinet, presided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on 25 May 2016 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.

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.

Key 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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