The government today gave its nod for inking of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Qatar for strengthening cooperation in the field of tourism.
“The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Qatar for strengthening cooperation in the field of tourism,” an official release said.
The main objectives of the MoU include creating favourable conditions for long-term co-operation in the field of tourism and exchange of expertise and information related to the sector, it said.
The MoU also aims for exchange visits of tour operators, media persons and opinion makers for promotion of two-way tourism and encourage public and private sectors to invest in the sector, among others.
Qatar is an emerging tourism source markets for India with over 6,300 tourists arrival from it in 2015, besides it offers vast opportunity for India in terms of medical tourism, the release said.
“The signing of MoU with Qatar will be instrumental in increasing arrival from this emerging source market,” it added.