India, Mexico to promote bilateral tourism

August 17th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Aug 17 (ANI): A five-member delegation led by Mexican Minister for Tourism Gloria Guevara called on Union Minister of State for Housing and Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja here today and agreed to promote cooperation in tourism sector between the two nations.

Welcoming the visiting dignitary, Selja said the diplomatic relations between the two countries should be strengthened by exchange of ideas for tourism development.She said that India deeply admire the uniqueness of Mexican culture and heritage which has been preserved and conserved over the years.

“The two countries should exchange best practices in the tourism and hospitality education for Human Resource Development,” she added.

Selja further said Indian Council of Cultural Relations proposes to open an Indian Cultural Centre in Mexico City and it will be an excellent platform for promoting Indian culture, cuisine and arts in Mexico.

“A festival of India in Mexico is also being proposed for next year where Ministry of Tourism will focus among other things to promote yoga and wellness tourism,” she added

However, Guevara agreeing to strengthen the bilateral cooperation in tourism sector between the two countries lauded the success of Incredible India Campaign and overseas marketing.

She praised the manner in which the government and the private sector efforts are being synergised in India to promote tourism sector.

She also appreciated the quick recovery of tourism sector in India after the recent global economic slowdown.

She suggested to renew the Agreement on Tourism Cooperation Between India and Mexico signed in 1996. (ANI)

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