First G20 Tourism Working Group meeting at Dhordo in Kutch region of Gujarat

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As part of India's G20 Presidency, Gujarat is hosting the first Tourism Working Group (TWG) meeting at Dhordo Tent City in the Rann of Kutch from 7 February.

An overview of the news

  • Union Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy, Union Fisheries Minister Purushottam Rupala and Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel will officially inaugurate the meeting.

  • The participants will be senior representatives from G20 member states, invited countries and international organisations.

  • This will be the second G20 event in the state after the 'Business 20 Inception' event held in Gandhinagar last month.

First Global Tourism Investors’ Summit (GTIS)

  • The Ministry of Tourism will organise the first Global Tourism Investors Summit (GTIS) in April/May 2023 in New Delhi.

  • The aim of the conference is to attract global investment in the Indian tourism and hospitality sector along with investments in tourism infrastructure, technology, skill development, startups and more.

Five priority areas in the tourism sector

  • Green Tourism -Greening of the tourism sector of India for a sustainable, responsible and resilient tourism sector.

  • Digitalization -Harnessing the power of digitalization to promote competitiveness, inclusion and sustainability in India's tourism sector.

  • Skills Development -Empowering youth with skills for jobs and entrepreneurship in the tourism sector.

  • Tourism MSMEs -Nurturing tourism MSMEs. Startups and the private sector to unleash innovation and dynamism in the tourism sector.

  • Destination Management -Rethinking the strategic management of destinations towards a holistic approach that delivers on the SDGs.

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