To provide a major fillip to tourism in the two states, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh (AP) have agreed in principle to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The announcement was made during the inauguration of Tourism Information and Reservation Centre of Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) at Tourist Plaza in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. MTDC had also held a roadshow for tour operators of Andhra Pradesh, as per a release. Chhagan Bhujbal, Minister for Public Works & Special Assistance Department and Tourism, Government of Maharashtra, said, "It would be a win-win situation for both states, which share many similarities and complement each other’s culture. Tourists from other states can visit these two states and that would be the core focus of this joint effort. Besides, we would like to ask tourists and tour operators of Andhra Pradesh to explore the destinations of Maharashtra, which in itself is a wholesome experience."