News of the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on its approval to enter into an agreement between India and China for strengthening cooperation in the field of tourism, has come after the Prime Minister’s successful visit to China. The agreement was signed during this visit, where both countries agreed on creating a fair and institutional structure for boosting tourism across borders for both countries and  nhancing co-operation in this sector. For the agreement to see any success, it is imperative to have bilateral cooperation in the tourism sector. This includes transparent exchange of information and data related to tourism, encouraging cooperation between tourism stakeholders, including hotels and tour operators, establishing fruitful exchange programmes for cooperation in Human Resource Development, investing in the tourism and hospitality sectors, participating in travel fairs and trade exhibitions in each other’s country, and to promoting safe and sustainable tourism on both ends. The agreement is a milestone for a longstanding relationship with China, one that is sure to advance tourism in both countries. Chinese tourists to India, in a pie of total foreign tourist arrivals, is 2.5 per cent in 2014. This accounts for only 0.18 per cent of the total outbound Chinese tourists. There is hope that this number will expand substantially. On the other hand, talks of increasing flights to China from India are on the cards.