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Tourism ministry to focus on promoting offbeat destinations post COVID: Patel

New Delhi, May 4 (PTI) Post COVID, the focus of the Ministry of Tourism will be on promoting offbeat destinations and activities such as eco-tourism, wellness retreats and mountaineering among others, minister Prahlad Patel said on Tuesday.

He said this while virtually addressing the G20 Tourism Ministers’ Meeting held in Italy, according to a statement issued by the ministry.

Patel said India has a strong and vibrant system of traditional medicines, which provide for holistic healing and the ministry seeks to bring in tourists for this.

He congratulated Italy’s Minister of Tourism Massimo Garavaglia and the government of the European country for holding the G20 Tourism Ministers’ Meeting in these difficult times and thanked him for bringing together the member States for a dialogue to collaborate in protecting tourism businesses, jobs and taking initiatives to frame policy guidelines to support the sustainable and resilient recovery of travel and tourism.

Patel appreciated and…

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