The Ministry of Tourism has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU’s)/Agreements/Letter of Intent (LoI) with various countries for bilateral and multilateral cooperation in the field of Tourism. The main objectives of such MoUs/Agreements/LoI signed on an ongoing basis include:
i) Exchange of information and data related to tourism.
ii) Cooperation between tourism stakeholders including hotels & tour operators.
iii) Exchange programmes for cooperation in Human Resource Development.
iv) Investment in the Tourism and Hospitality sector.
v) Exchange of visits of Tour Operators/Media/Opinion Makers for promotion of two way tourism.
vi) Exchange of experience in the areas of promotion, marketing, destination development and management.
vii) Participation in travel fairs/exhibitions in each other’s country.
This Ministry has entered into MoU’s/Agreements/LoI with Mauritius, Japan, Australia, Nepal, France, China, Tanzania, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan during the last 02 years i.e. 2013 and 2014 and the current year (to date).
This information was given by the Minister of State for Tourism (Independent Charge), Culture (Independent Charge) and Civil Aviation, Dr Mahesh Sharma in reply to an unstarred question