Cabinet approves MOU between India & Maldives for strengthening Tourism


The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi granted ex-post facto approval to the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and the Ministry of Tourism, Government of Maldives for strengthening cooperation in the field of tourism.

The Memorandum of Understanding with Maldives will be instrumental in increasing arrival from this important source market. In recent years, Maldives has emerged as an important tourism generating market for India.


The main objectives of the Memorandum of Understanding, are:

(a) To expand bilateral cooperation in the tourism sector

(b) To exchange information and data related to tourism

(c) To encourage cooperation between tourism stakeholders, including hotels and tour operators

(d) To establish exchange programme for cooperation in Human Resources Development

(e) To invest in the Tourism and Hospitality sectors

(f) To exchange visits of Tour Operators/Media/Opinion Makers for promotion of two-way tourism

(g) To exchange experiences in the areas of promotion, marketing, destination development and management

(h) To participate in travel fairs/exhibitions in each other’s country and

(i) To promote safe honourable and sustainable tourism

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