The MoU is considered instrumental in increasing arrival from Maldives. In recent years, Maldives has emerged as an important tourism generating market for India
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has granted ex-post facto approval to the MoU signed between the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and the Ministry of Tourism, Government of Maldives for strengthening co-operation in the field of tourism.
The MoU is considered instrumental in increasing arrival from Maldives. In recent years, Maldives has emerged as an important tourism generating market for India.
The main objectives of the MoU are: to expand bilateral co-operation in the tourism sector, to exchange information and data related to tourism, to encourage co-operation between tourism stakeholders including hotels and tour operators, to establish exchange programme for co-operation in human resources development, to invest in the tourism and hospitality sectors, to exchange visits of tour operators, media and opinion makers for promotion of two-way tourism, to exchange experiences in the areas of promotion, marketing, destination development and management, to participate in travel fairs and exhibitions, and to promote safe and sustainable tourism.