Selja postpones Australia visit over attacks on Indian student

June 10th, 2009 - 9:59 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, June 10 (ANI): Union Tourism minister Kumari Selja on Wednesday postponed her next-month visit to Australia the series of attacks on Indian students in that country.

“I am not going to Australia for the tourism promotional event scheduled in July,” Selja said in the capital.

Selja was to attend a series of promotional programmes in Australian cities in July, which the tourism ministry had planned to showcase India as an attractive adventure tourism destination.

“The prevailing atmosphere is not conducive for such promotional event and the ministry will work out a new schedule after the situation improves,” Selja said.

The Tourism ministry has already carried out a series of roadshows in collaboration with Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) in 22 cities across the globe including Melbourne, Singapore, London, Dubai, Beijing, Tokyo and New York.

“The ministry had finalised a package offering trekking, river rafting and mountaineering to attract Australians as part of adventure tourism destinations in India,” said a senior tourism ministry official. (ANI)

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