Mumbai: The 65th Annual Convention and Exhibition of the Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) was recently held in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan Province of China. The Convention is expected to boost tourism exchange between India and China with renewed energy. The three-day conference was attended by over 485 Indian delegates. The theme of the Convention was ‘Tourism Beyond Boundaries’.

Mme Li Milan, Vice Governor of Yunnan province, inaugurated the Convention. He said that India has emerged as an important source market for China while the latter is a potential market to send travellers to India.

Li Bijan, Minister-Counselor of the Chinese Embassy in India, said that this Convention provides a platform for TAAI and its counterpart to exchange views on how to carry co-operation in the field of tourism. “It will also provide a platform for Chinese tour operators to know the requirements of the Indian tourists.” he added.

Speaking on the occasion, Sunil Kumar, President, TAAI said that the convention would be a model platform for further encouraging closer tourism exchanges between the two countries. “Yunnan has huge potential to attract tourists from India. There are a number of exotic spots in Yunnan and people who go to foreign locations for weddings can come here,” he said.

TAAI also signed an MoU with Yunnan Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism to further strengthen tourism co-operation between India and Yunnan.


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