India, Mauritius to strengthen travel trade

July 13th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) India and Mauritius will strengthen ties in the tourism sector by increasing investment in the hotel industry, promoting more package tours and developing tourism infrastructure, Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai said Friday.

Mauritian Tourism Minister Yeung Sik Yuen Friday called on Sahai and both the leaders discussed ways for strengthening cooperation in the tourism sector between India and Mauritius.

Re-calling the age-old historic and cultural ties between both the nations, Sahai said: “Both the countries have tremendous scope to develop tourism infrastructure with mutual help. It would be appropriate if we strengthen our ties by promoting bilateral tourism.”

Sahai suggested that India and Mauritius could consider exchanging experience in destination management and may consider participation in tourism events of each other.

Both leaders agreed that tour operators and travel agents of both the countries may interact with each other in order to promote tourism between India and Mauritius.

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