Mayoral Grand World Tours

MQT on 2012-09-19
Session date: 
September 19, 2012
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


It is reported that you plan to embark upon a world tour, specifically to India and China during the course of this year. Can you provide more details about these planned trips and what you expect to achieve at the end of them?


Answer for Mayoral Grand World Tours

Answer for Mayoral Grand World Tours

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am currently planning a visit to India towards the end of November this year, visiting Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad. Detailed planning is now underway and further details will be available shortly. Plans for further international visits, including to China, are yet to be confirmed, although it is likely that no other major visits will take place until 2013.

The aim of these visits will be to promote London and the opportunities that exist for new and increased trade and investment, as well as highlight the continued excellence of London's offer in the tourism and education sectors.