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Tourism Working Group (TWG) Meeting In The State’s Rann Of Kutch

Tourism Working Group (TWG) Meeting In The State’s Rann Of Kutch:

As part of India’s G20 presidency, Gujarat will host the first Tourism Working Group (TWG) meeting in the state’s Rann of Kutch from 7 to 9 February 2023.

  • Rural and Archaeological tourism will be the focus area of Tourism. Also, Dholavira, which is a UNESCO World heritage site, will be the second spot for foreign delegates.
  • In the G20 Presidency of India, there are 5 interrelated priority areas for tourism. Accordingly, thrust will be on these five priority areas:
    • Greening of the Tourism sector
    • Harnessing the power of digitisation
    • Empowering youth with skills
    • Nurturing tourism MSMEs/ startups
    • Rethinking the strategic management of destinations.
  • Also, one of the priorities through the G20 platform is to reach a consensus on how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) will be achieved by 2030.
  • As a part of this, there will be emphasis on sustainable tourism which is important not only for the environment but also to create opportunities for local enterprise.
  • The different places chosen for the G20 events will encompass different flavors like rural tourism (Ladpura Khas village, MP), archaeological tourism (Dholavira), and ecotourism(Khonoma Village,Nagaland) etc.
  • Along with this, 3 mega tourism related events are being organized to take advantage of the G20 Presidency.
  • These include Global Investors’ Summit in April 2023, MICE Convention and Meeting of World Tourism CEOs Forum.