India, Brunei to explore collaboration in tourism

By Indo Asian News Service | Thursday, October 18, 2012 | 8:25:11 PM IST (+05:30 GMT) Comment 0 Comment

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) India and Brunei will explore the possibilities of having joint ventures in hospitality and infrastructural development.

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) India and Brunei will explore the possibilities of having joint ventures in hospitality and infrastructural development.

Brunei will also consider investing in India's hotel sector, which has been opened up for 100 percent foreign direct investment.

This was decided at a meeting between Minister of Industry and Primary Resources of Brunei, Pehin Dato Yahya and Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai Thursday.

The meeting also focused on how tour operators and travel agents of both the countries may cooperate and explore the possibilities for promoting package tours in either of the countries.

Both the countries will also cooperate in exchanging information and know how for development of tourism in their respective countries.

India also offered to sponsor a visit by a team of tour operators and travel media from Brunei to India on a familiarization tour under ministry of tourism's hospitality scheme.

Earlier in his welcome address, Sahai said India and Brunei have enjoyed traditionally close and close relations sustained through regular high level political contacts.

Yahya in his address appreciated the friendly relations between the two countries and emphasised the importance of pursuing a closer relationship based on the emerging potential in the tourism sector of the two countries.

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