Chiranjeevi invites Catalan President to visit India
Union Tourism Minister K. Chiranjeevi, who called on Artur Mas, President of Catalonia province of Spain in Barcelona today, invited him to visit India.
Artur Mas on his part expressed his intention to lead a big business delegation from Catalonia to India this year.
Both the leaders acknowledged that tourism sector has immense potential for cooperation and discussed the possibility of enhancing inter-alia trade, scientific, tourism, civil aviation and people to people contacts.
As part of engaging the Indian market, Catalonia Tourist Board plans to organize familiarization trips for the media and trade in May this year.
The Regional Tourism Board, along with Spanish Tourism Board will also organise workshops on tourism in India in September 2013.
A total of 15,000 Indian tourists visited Catalonia in 2011, making India the second largest market after Singapore in the South East Asia region.
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