2008 News Archive - Holidays - India and China get a little closer

16 02 2007

Two powerhouses in the world of international tourism have announced that they will be working together for the duration of 2007.

In a move that promises to be mutually beneficial, India and China have launched the Year of Friendship through Tourism 2007.

The tie-up will see the respective tourism agencies working together with a view to boosting the services on offer and offering an improved experience for visitors to both countries.

February has already seen the unveiling of a jointly approved logo at New Delhi, marking and publicising the special arrangement. More events will follow during the course of the year as the two countries share ideas and learn from experiences.

In truth, the two countries are already remarkably similar in the way that they promote tourism. Both countries are hugely diverse and the tourism strategies reflect this fact.

India, for instance, offers the tree-lined boulevards of New Delhi and the ancient traditions of 'Old' Delhi. Visitors can also enjoy the bustling dynamism of Mumbai, which also has some spectacular beaches.

For those seeking a true beach holiday, however, Goa is probably the best option of all. Goa has some of the best beaches in the world and the swimming conditions are excellent. Favourite beaches include Colva, Dona Paula, Varca, Anjuna and Benaulim, but there are literally dozens of sensational beaches to choose from.

China is similarly diverse, with cosmopolitan city centres, ancient architecture, world-renowned landmarks and a number of charming beaches. Beihai Silver Beach is particularly popular, as is Huiquan Beach in Qingdao.

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