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India-Mauritius discuss promotion of bilateral tourism

The India Union Tourism Minister, Subodh Kant Sahai, and the Minister for Tourism of Mauritius, Yeung Sik Yuen, discussed ways to boost tourism in both countries at their meeting in New Delhi, reports Business Standard.

Citing the historical ties between India and Mauritius, Sahai stated that promoting bilateral tourism would be a great way of strengthening these bonds. He stated that both countries have a huge potential to boost tourism with help from each other.

Sahai suggested that India and Mauritius participate in tourism-related events in both countries, and interaction between travel agents and tour operators of both countries to consider the possibility of arranging more package tours.

He also suggested visits by HR experts from India and Mauritius to visit each other, and organise conferences and seminars to promote awareness about their own country.

Sahai also went on to state that both countries should consider the possibilities of investing in the hotel industry, tourism as well as infrastructure development.

Yuen also stressed the importance of boosting bilateral tourism between India and Mauritius as a means to overall co-operation and welfare.

About 18,000 Mauritian tourists visited India in the year 2009, the number of whom increased to over 21,000 in 2010.

Source: Business Standard