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India’s First International Cruise Conference 2022

Published on May 17, 2022
Current Context: Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, the Government of India, and FICCI have jointly organized India’s First International Cruise Conference 2022.
India’s First International Cruise Conference 2022
  • In these conferences total of eight MOUs have been signed that were related to many key issues like policy hub, port infrastructure, the role of technology in post-pandemic, etc.
  • Union Minister for Culture, Tourism G Kishan Reddy informed that they were also working on a ‘Comprehensive Indian National Tourism Policy, where they will keep Cruise tourism will certainly be a priority sector.
  • The main objective of the conference is to highlight regional connectivity and also promote the building of new destinations and attractions like a lighthouse.
  • In India there has been a lot of potential in the cruise sector as per recent report cruise tourism has registered 35% year-on-year growth and it is expected to grow 10 folds in the next decade.
  • To support cruise tourism, the government has developed four theme-based sectors like Gujarat Pilgrimage tours, west coast cultural and scenic tours, South Cost Ayurvedic-Wellness Tours, and East Coast-Heritage Tours.
  • The iconic sea cruise terminal coming up at BPX-Indira Dock is expected to be commissioned in 2024.
  • Similar Infrastructure up-gradation takes place in many port cities like Goa, Vizag, Mangalore Kochi, Chennai, and Kolkata.
  • Static Part:
    • FICCI: The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
    • Established:1927
    • Headquarters: New Delhi

Question:

Q.1 India's First International Conference on Cruise Tourism 2022 held in?
a. Delhi
b. Chennai
c. Goa
d. Mumbai
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