India organises the IBSA (India, Brazil and South Africa) Tourism Ministers’ virtual meet

(GS PAPER-2, DIPLOMACY

SOURCE- The Hindu, Pib)

Context-

India recently organized the IBSA (India, Brazil, and South Africa) Tourism Ministers’ virtual meeting.

Highlights:

  • India organized the IBSA Tourism Ministers’ Meeting to promote tourism and cooperation among the member states and reviewed the intra IBSA Tourism.

  • During the virtual meeting, the Minister for Tourism, Shri G Kishan Reddy put a light on the aggressive vaccination program of the Government of India which has completed over 500 million doses of vaccine, making it the second-largest country in the world. 

  • The Ministers of member countries put emphasis on the importance of domestic tourism in reigniting the tourism economy as it can prepare the domestic tourism industry for the arrival of international visitors.

  • The IBSA Tourism Ministers’ Meeting recognized the importance and advantage of strengthening cooperation in the tourism sector to overcome the impact of the Covid pandemic on the tourism sector. 

  • The Ministers agreed to work together to attain the full potential of IBSA countries through cooperation in the tourism sector.

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