Tourism Ministers’ conclave proposes to form Regional Tourism Councils to jointly promote destinations

At the Tourism Ministers’ conclave 2019 at Kovalam, tourism minsters from different states today proposed the formation of Regional Tourism Councils and developing tourism circuits, which can be region-based and in neighbouring states.

“We resolve to jointly promote our tourist attractions across the world in order to give a cutting edge to our campaigns,” the resolution said.

The resolution, moved by Odisha Tourism Minister Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi, said setting up Regional Tourism Councils will facilitate periodic interaction among different states and enhance collaboration.

The conclave also took note of the high and varied inter-state tourist vehicle taxes and called for its rationalization across all the states to ensure seamless travel.

The one-day conclave was inaugurated by Hon’ble Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan. Union Minister of State for Tourism and Culture Prahlad Singh Patel was the Chief Guest. Kerala Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran, presided over the function.