Published on : Friday, May 13, 2016
With the objective of promoting Cruise Tourism in India, a Task Force on Cruise Tourism has been constituted by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. The Task Force comprises members from the Central Ministries, State Governments, various Port Trusts and Private sector.
The maiden Maritime India Summit, 2016 was organized by the Ministry of Shipping in Mumbai from 14th to 16th April 2016. The objective of the Summit was to create awareness of the untapped potential of Indian maritime sector and showcase investment opportunities. The focus was on presenting India as an attractive investment destination and encourage potential investors for investing in the Indian Maritime Sector.
As per the decisions taken by the Task Force on Cruise Tourism, Port Level Facilitation Committees have been set up by Port authorities under the Chairmanship of respective Port Trust Chairman for coordinating logistic issues with all concerned agencies prior to the landing of cruise vessels.
This information was given by Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Culture and Tourism and Minister of State for Civil Aviation in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.