Cabinet Approves MoU Between India and South Africa in the Field of Tourism [ Current Affairs - International Relations ]

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Union Cabinet has given approval for a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and South Africa for cooperation in the field of tourism. Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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Main objective of MoU are:

  • Expand bilateral cooperation in the tourism sector.
  • Exchange information and data related to tourism.
  • To encourage cooperation between tourism stakeholders, including hotels and tour operators.
  • To establish exchange programmes for cooperation in Human Resource Development.
  • Investing in the tourism and hospitality sector.
  • To encourage visits of Tour Operators, Media, Opinion Makers and tourists from both countries for promotion of two way tourism.
  • Investing in the tourism and hospitality sector.
  • Exchange experiences in the areas of:
  • Exchange experiences in the areas of:

    • Promotion
    • Education
    • Marketing
    • Destination development
    • Management
  • Participate in travel fairs/exhibitions in each other’s country.
  • Promote safe, honorable and sustainable tourism.

Background Details:

  • South Africa is an emerging market source for India, More than 51,900 South African tourists arrived in India in 2015.
  • Both the country share and enjoy kindly and friendly bilateral relations.
  • India has extended the electronic tourist visa (eTV) facility for the South African nationals and it caused good response from travel trade.

- Published on: August 11, 2016