India inks MoU with Korea to expand bilateral cooperation in tourism sector

Published on : Saturday, November 10, 2018

In a bid to strengthen cooperation in the field of tourism, India’s Ministry of Tourism signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Government for the Republic of Korea. The MoU was signed by two parties desiring to strengthen and further develop the established relationship for strengthening cooperation in the field of tourism.

 

The MoU intends to increase exchange of information and data related to tourism between the two countries and encourage Investment in the tourism and hospitality sectors. It also aims to encourage cooperation between tourism stakeholders including hotels and tour operators, establish exchange programmes for cooperation in human resources development, exchange visits of tour operators / media / opinion makers for promotion of two-way tourism and promote safe, honorable and sustainable tourism.

 

The Republic of Korea is one of the leading tourists generating market for India from East Asia. Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) from the Republic of Korea in 2017 were 1, 42, 383 and during January- September were 1, 08,90.

 

K J Alphons, India’s Union Tourism Minister and Do Jong-hwan Korean, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Sports, Republic of Korea signed the MoU and officials from the Ministry and their counterparts from the Korean side were also present during the signing ceremony. The signing of Memorandum of Understanding with Korea will be instrumental in increasing tourist arrivals from this source market.

 

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