The Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) and Deutscher Reiseverband e.V., (DRV) German Travel Association have signed an agreement to promote two-way tourism between the two countries by taking suitable measures to reinstate tourism once the situation is normal, said Mr. Rajiv Mehra President, IATO.
A reciprocal cooperation agreement was signed by Mr. Norbert Fiebig, President – Deutscher Reiseverband e.V., (DRV) German Travel Association and Mr. Rajiv Mehra, President, Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) to take this forward.
Under this agreement, both IATO and DRV have agreed to undertake reasonable efforts to make their members aware of membership of both the associations, its benefits and events in India and Germany. Officials of both the organisation will be invited to their annual conventions and will conduct travel exchange programme and training programme on reciprocal basis.
Germany is one of the major source markets for inbound tourism to India and this will help revive inbound tourism to India and will help outbound tour operators from Germany to reinstate selling Indian packages.
The agreement signed between DRV and IATO will not only open doors for IATO members to connect with DRV members but will also send a message to other countries in Europe that India is ready to welcome the foreign tourists once e-Tourist Visa and international flights are resumed.