Abu Dhabi and Kerala to work together for tourism development
Abu Dhabi and Kerala have agreed to work together for tourism development, giving a big boost to state initiatives to revive the travel and hospitality sector after the pandemic-induced downturn.
The agreement was reached during talks that PA Kerala Tourism Minister Mohamed Riyas had with Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism Chairman Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak in Abu Dhabi today. today, a statement from Kerala Tourism said here.
Riyas is leading a Kerala tourism delegation to the UAE as part of Kerala Week which coincides with Expo 2020 Dubai. The agreement will soon be formalized through a memorandum of understanding, according to the statement. The minister invited Al Mubarak to be the guest of honor at the Kerala Travel Mart to be held in Kochi in May 2022. Accepting the invitation to visit Kerala, Al Mubarak said he was looking forward to a fruitful trip in Kerala which will lead to a strong partnership in the tourism sector.
Al Mubarak, also chairman of Abu Dhabi’s state-owned infrastructure development company, Aldar, said opportunities for Aldar’s investments in Kerala’s tourism sector will also be explored through the cooperation, according to the press release. A high-level delegation from Abu Dhabi will visit Kerala in May to continue discussions in this direction. ”This understanding will give a great boost to our tourism initiatives. Kerala tourism is now recovering from the Covid-induced crisis and this rapprochement is a breakthrough,’ Riyas said.
During their interaction, Riyas briefed Al Mubarak on Kerala’s immense potential as a leading tourist center and how its unparalleled natural beauty and the hospitality of the people have attracted visitors from far-flung countries since then. ‘Antiquity.
MA Yusuff Ali, Vice President of the Abu Dhabi Chamber and VR Krishna Teja, Director of Tourism, were also present at the meeting, he added.
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