G20 Tourism Working Group and Tourism Ministerial meetings begin in Goa

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G20-Tourism-Working-GroupOn 19 June the G20 Tourism Working Group and Tourism Ministerial meetings began in Goa.

An Overview of the News

  • G Kishan Reddy, Union Minister for Culture, Tourism and Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) addressed the session on “Making Cruise Tourism a Model for Sustainable and Responsible Travel”.

  • Various events related to cruise tourism, the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative and public-private sector collaborations have been organized alongside the main meetings.

  • The G20 Tourism Working Group and Tourism Ministerial Meetings aim to strengthen economic growth, preserve cultural heritage and promote sustainable development in the region.

About the G20

  • It is an international forum of the world's leading economies established in 1999.

  • Its primary objective is to promote international financial stability and sustainable economic growth.

  • The G20 serves as a forum to discuss and coordinate policies related to a wide range of economic and financial issues such as trade, investment, employment, energy and climate change.

About Goa

  • It is a state located on the west coast of India, bordering the Arabian Sea.

  • It is the smallest state of India by area.

Formation (as a state) - 30 May 1987

Capital - Panaji (Executive Branch)

Official Animal - Gaur

Official Sport - Football

Rajya Sabha - 1 seat

Lok Sabha - 2 seats

Governor - PS Sreedharan Pillai

Chief Minister - Pramod Sawant

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