India and the Philippines to enhance tourism cooperation

Default, Tourism — By on September 16, 2012 at 5:08 am

To participate in travel fares in each countries as well as regional tourism fares to showcase tourism products

India and the Phillipines have decided to enhance mutual cooperation in Tourism Sector. This was decided at the Second meeting of the Joint Working Group on Tourism Cooperation held in New Delhi recently. The Indian delegation was led by R H Khwaja, Union Secretary for Tourism and the Philippines delegation by Maria Victoria V Jasmin, Secretary, Department of Tourism, Philippines. The third meeting of the Joint Working Group will be held next year in the Philippines. It was decided in the meeting that both the countries will identify areas for working together and explore new opportunities in Tourism Sector specially in the field of Research and Development, Education and Training, Promotion and Marketing and destination development and management. Both the countries emphasised upon the need of exchange of visits of tour operators, media persons related to tourism and opinion makers to promote tourism between the two countries. The information about investment of opportunities in the tourism sector in both the countries was also shared. It was also agreed to explore the possibilities of enhancing air-connectivity between both the countries. Both sides also agreed to continue the participation in travel fares held in each country, as-well-as regional events such as ASEAN Tourism Forum to showcase its diverse tourism products and destinations as-well-as allow private sector to interact and network with their counterparts.

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