With an intention to allure more number of Indian travelers to the country, Philippines government has planned to lift the visa rules and regulations for a year for Indians on trial basis, according to Tourism Minister of the country, Ramon R Jimenez.
This major discussion regarding the lifting of visa norms has been made during Tourism Minister of Philippines conference with the Indian corresponding person Mahesh Sharma, says the sources.
Delegation to the Philippines, directed by Jimenez has also highlighted the weak ties between both the nations and has appealed Sharma to take this issue as a priority problem. The conference on elimination of visas has been held in the presence of few other senior representatives of the country.
Sources of the country have also noted that concerned officials of both the nations have focused mainly on the promotion of tourism in the two countries. Apart from this, few other major issues that were discussed in this meeting are hotel management education, infrastructure, hospitality and connectivity.
Jimenez further added that Philippines has lot to proffer for Indian tourists in the division of Human Resource Development, as it has many renowned institutions on hotel management, hospitality, restaurant and tourism. On an experimental beginning, Philippines Tourism Minister has planned to lift visa norms for Indians during 2015-16.