First G-20 Tourism Working Group meeting

First G-20 Tourism Working Group meeting

Under the framework of G20, Ministry of Tourism will organise its first Tourism Working Group meeting from 7th to 9th February 2023 in Rann of Kutch, Gujarat. The last meeting will be held in Goa.


In G20, there are 5 inter related priority areas for tourism. 

  • Greening of tourism sector
  • Harnessing the power of digitization
  • Empowering youth with skills
  • Nurturing tourism MSMEs/ startups
  • Rethinking the strategic management of destinations

Apart from thrust on these areas, side events on Rural and Archaeological tourism will be organised to promote tourism during the first Working Group Meeting. 

Key Takeaways 

  • One of the priorities through G20 platform is to reach a consensus on how the SDG goals will be achieved by 2030. 
  • As a part of this, there will be emphasis on sustainable tourism 
  • Success stories of Indian tourism will be showcased to the foreign delegates during the meeting 
  • Delegates of Rann of Kutch meeting will be taken to Dholavira which is a UNESCO world heritage site