Thu, 04 Apr 2013 17:00:00 GMT | By ANI

UN tourism conference to be held in Hyderabad

Union Tourism Minister K Chiranjeevi said the need of the hour is not tourism growth alone but development of tourism in a sustainable manner


UN tourism conference to be held in Hyderabad (© PTI)

New Delhi:  United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) commission's conference on sustainable tourism development and 25th joint meeting of the UNWTO commission for East Asia, Pacific and South Asia will be held in Hyderabad from April 12. Announcing this, Union Tourism Minister K. Chiranjeevi said the need of the hour is not the tourism growth alone but development of tourism in a sustainable manner.

He said in this meeting international experts, delegates from the member countries of the UNWTO Commissions for South Asia and East Asia and Pacific, UNWTO, various state governments of India and tourism industry will participate. During the conference exchange of ideas will take place on the way forward to develop tourism in a sustainable manner.

Asserting that India has been working with UNWTO closely for the cause of developing nations, Chiranjeevi said: "Our initiative at the international level to host the two events, no doubt, will go a long way in highlighting India's role in promoting global and regional tourism in sustainable manner for the economic growth, employment generation and social integration".

He further said South Asian region has rich and varied tourism products to attract visitors from the world over - with heritage and culture dating back to thousands of years, architectural and natural marvels, an unmatched bio-diversity and home to almost all the world religions.

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