Approval to signing of an agreement between India and China in the field of tourism
The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval to enter into an agreement between India and China for strengthening cooperation in the field of tourism. The agreement will be signed during the forthcoming visit of the Prime Minister to China.
The agreement will help both countries in creating an institutional mechanism for enhancing cooperation in the tourism sector.
The main objectives of this agreement, amongst other things, are:
i. To expand bilateral cooperation in the tourism sector.
ii. To exchange information and data related to tourism.
iii. To encourage cooperation between tourism stakeholders including hotels and tour operators.
iv. To establish exchange programmes for cooperation in Human Resource Development.
v. To invest in the tourism and hospitality sectors.
vi. To participate in travel fairs / exhibitions in each other’s country.
vii. To promote safe, honourable and sustainable tourism.