India and China are looking at strengthening tourism cooperation.
The bilateral will focus on human resource development between the two countries. At a recent meeting held between Zhu Shanzhong, Vice Chairman of China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) and Girish Shankar, Additional Secretary for Ministry of Tourism in New Delhi, the two countries looked at continuing the students and faculty exchange programme.
The meeting explored the possibility of promoting more package tours between these two countries as well as encourage tour operators and travel agents to interact with each other. “Both the countries would like to exchange relevant information and statistics with regards to tourist arrivals, targets and projection, infrastructure facilities. Chinese investment in tourism infrastructure in India is also another major area of cooperation,” a PIB release said.
The Chinese delegation is on a visit to India under the Ministry of External Affairs Distinguished Visitor’s Programme (DVP) for China.