Third G-20 Tourism Working Group Meeting

Third G-20 Tourism Working Group Meeting

Under the framework of G20, Ministry of Tourism is organizing its 3rd Tourism Working Group meeting from from 22nd to 24th May 2023 in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir

The first  Tourism Working Group meeting was held from 7th to 9th February 2023 in Rann of Kutch, Gujarat. The 2nd Tourism Working Group meeting was organised from 1st to 3rd April in Siliguri in West Bengal. 

The 3rd Tourism Working Group Meeting’ will deliberate on the five key priority areas 

1) Green Tourism

2) Digitalization

3) Skills

4) MSMEs 

5) Destination Management. 

These priorities are key building blocks for accelerating the transition of the tourism sector and achieve the targets for 2030 SDGs.

Apart from thrust on these areas, side events on ‘Film Tourism for Economic Growth and Cultural Preservation’ will be organized on 22nd and 23rd May 2023, focusing on strategies to promote film tourism in J&K. 

The event will witness the participation of G20 member countries, invited countries, international organizations, and industry stakeholders. A draft ‘National Strategy on Film Tourism’ will be unveiled to provide a roadmap for harnessing the role of films in promoting tourist destinations.

The J&K has seen the arrival of highest number of tourists (18.8 million) in 2022.

Key Takeaways 

• 300 new tourist destinations will come  in Jammu and Kashmir.

• During the 3rd Tourism Working Group meeting, the delegates will also visit the Art and Craft Bazaar in Srinagar

• One of the priorities through G20 platform is to reach a consensus on how the SDG goals will be achieved by 2030.