ASEAN, India sign deal on tourism co-operation

MANADO, North Sulawesi, Jan 13 (AsiaPulse) – ASEAN and India
have signed an MoU on the promotion of tourism cooperation. The MoU which will serve as an umbrella of cooperation in
facilitating tourist travel and visits, was signed by
Indonesian Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Mari Elka
Pangestu and Indian Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai.

The MoU marked a strengthened cooperation between ASEAN and
India through concrete activities.

In the third meeting of tourism ministers (M-ATM + India),
the two ministers hailed an action plan of the ASEAN-India
Partnership for Peace, Progress and Shared Prosperity
(2012-2015) at the 8th ASEAN-India summit in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Support to further ASEAN-India tourism consultations covered
joint marketing, crisis communication, tourism investment and
the development of resources in tourism.

The ministers also welcomed the ASEAN Multilateral Agreement
on Full Liberalization of Passenger Air Services (MAFLPAS), and
encouraged transportation institutions to complete the air
transportation agreement between ASEAN and India.

This agreement is important