India, South Korea sign MoU for strengthening in the field of Tourism

Published on November 08, 2018
India and South Korea have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for strengthening cooperation in the field of Tourism.
India, South Korea sign MoU for strengthening in the field of Tourism
  • The MoU was signed between Union Ministry of Tourism and South Korea's Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in New Delhi.
  • It was signed during the official four-day visit of First Lady of South Korea Kim Jung-sook (wife of incumbent South Korean President Moon Jae-in) to India.
  • First Lady Kim was Chief Guest at the Deepotsav event organized by Uttar Pradesh Government in Ayodhya and at the ceremony of inaugurating new Memorial of Queen Suriratna (Heo Hwang-ok) in Ayodhya.

Interesting to know:

  • Ayodhya and Korea have historical connections. 
  • It is believed that Ayodhya's legendary Princess Suriratna had traveled to Korea in 48 AD and married Korean King Suro.

Details:

  • South Korea is one of the leading tourists generating market for India from the East Asia region.
  • Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) from South Korea Republic in 2017 were 1,42,383 and during January- September were 1,08,901.
  • The signing of this MoU will be instrumental in increasing tourist arrivals to India from this source market.
  • It will expand bilateral cooperation in tourism sector, increase exchange of information and data related to tourism and encourage cooperation between tourism stakeholders including Hotels and Tour Operators.
  • It will also encourage Investment in the Tourism and Hospitality sectors and promote safe, honorable and sustainable tourism.

Question:

Q. India and which country have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for strengthening cooperation in the field of Tourism?
a. France
b. Germany
c. Australia
d. South Korea

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