The numbers of Foreign Tourist Arrivals in India during 2013, 2014, 2015 were 6.97 million, 7.68 million and 8.03 million, respectively. The Government of India has extended the facility of e-Tourist Visa for the citizens of 161 countries including Japan for which facility of Visa on Arrival is also available. Names of the countries for which the e-Tourist Visa facility is available are given below.
The number of Foreign Tourist Arrivals on e- Tourist Visa (e-TV) during January to November, 2016 were 9,17,446 registering a growth of 168.5% over same period of previous year. This indicates success of the e-TV Scheme
LIST OF THE COUNTRIES FOR WHICH E-TOURIST VISA FACILITY IS
AVAILABLE ARE AS BELOW:
Sl. No. Name of the Country
4.Antigua & Barbuda
17.Bosnia & Herzegovina
24.Cameron Union Republic
30.China- SAR Macau
112.Papua New Guinea
118.Republic of Korea
122.Saint Christopher and Nevis
Vincent & the Grenadines
147.Trinidad & Tobago
148.Turks & Caicos Island
157.Vatican City-Holy See
The United Nations General Assembly declared 2017 as the
International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development recalling the
potential of tourism to advance the universal 2030 Agenda for Sustainable
Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
12 months to celebrate and promote the contribution of the
tourism sector to building a better world. This is the major goal of the
International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 that has started
on first day of New Year 2017.
The International Year aims to support a change in policies,
business practices and consumer behavior towards a more sustainable tourism
sector than can contribute effectively to the SDGs.
"This is a unique opportunity to build a more
responsible and committed tourism sector that can capitalize its immense
potential in terms of economic prosperity, social inclusion, peace and
understanding, cultural and environmental preservationâ said UNWTO
Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai.
Accounting for 7% of worldwide exports, one in eleven jobs
and 10% of the worldâs GDP, the tourism sector if well managed can foster
inclusive economic growth, social inclusiveness and the protection of cultural
and natural assets.
The International Year will promote tourismâs role in the
following five key areas:
(1) Inclusive and sustainable economic growth;
(2) Social inclusiveness, employment and poverty reduction;
(3) Resource efficiency, environmental protection and
(4) Cultural values, diversity and heritage; and
(5) Mutual understanding,
peace and security.
The presentation of the International Year will take place
in Madrid on 18 January 2017 on the occasion of the Spanish Tourism Fair,
Taj Hotels, Resorts
and Palaces, Indiaâs most prestigious hotel brand has decided to rebrand its
portfolios again and dropped the Vivanta by Taj and The Gateway brands.
According to a media statement issued by Indian Hotels Company
Limited (IHCL) has grouped all its hotels in the current portfolio globally
under a single branded house identity called Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris
and each of the four groups: Taj Hotels, Taj Palaces, Taj Resorts and Taj
Safaris, will ...
The 2013 UNWTO and WTM MinistersÂ´
Summit at the World Travel Market (WTM) will put a spotlight on the essential
connection between air transport and tourism, debating the challenges and
opportunities of promoting higher policy coordination between aviation and
Air transport, being an important
factor in outbound or inbound tourism, plays a vital role in foreign tourist
arrival in India. Therefore, the discussions on the matter must be considered
as important for the tourism i ...
Ezeego1.com, the online travel search site has introduced
special summer packages for Australia and New Zealand. The packages, that are
filled with all elements of fun, excitement and romance, start at Rs.
1,09,000/-* for Australia and Rs.
1,99,999/-* for New Zealand.
The New Zealand
package, for 8 Nights and 9 days, starts from Rs. 1,99,999/-*per person. The
action packed itinerary includes Auckland, Rotorua, Christchurch, Q ...
Global DMC, Event Management, and PCO Company announce
Strategic Partnership with Eberhard v. Forstner DESTINATIONS + more to promote
China and Hong Kong in Germany
Pacific World (http://www.pacificworld.com ), the global DMC, Event
Management, and PCO Company, have announced the formation of a new strategic
partnership with Eberhard v. Forstner DESTINATIONS + more, which will serve to
support the growing demand for China as an outbound destinati ...
Delta Corp Ltd gaming Revenue grows 83% and EBIT grows 119%
in quarter ended December 2013.
Delta Corp Ltd, Indiaâs only listed gaming and hospitality
company, reported total revenue of Rs 105.21 crore for the quarter ended
December 31, 2013, with profit after tax (and minority interests) of Rs
The gaming and hospitality business in Goa continues to show
consistently profitable growth. The core gaming business gre ...
Wego, the leading travel meta-search site in the Asia
Pacific and Middle East, launched the Wego Affiliate Network - a powerful new
platform and set of tools that enable travel and tourism website publishers to
add flight and hotel search features and generate a significant new revenue
stream from the resulting activity.
âFor many years
Wegoâs travel metasearch technology has been used by major airports, national
tourism boards ...
Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced that a Hyatt affiliate
has entered into a management agreement with P.T. Wynncor Bali for an Andaz
resort in Bali, Indonesia. Upon completion, the hotel will be the first
Andaz-branded offering in South East Asia.
âWe are delighted to introduce the Andaz brand to Indonesia,
and honored to strengthen our relationship with P.T. Wynncor Bali, a strong,
experienced developer and the owner of Grand Hyatt Ba ...
The Hideaways Club opened its first Dubai apartment recently. This
luxury two bedroom, two bathroom property is located in downtown Dubai
overlooking the worldâs tallest building, the Burg Khalifa and the
stunning Dubai Fountain. Situated within the 5 Star, the members have
the benefit of being able to use all the hotel facilities including a
swimming pool, and enjoy proximity to a huge variety of shops and
restaurants. Within the g ...
Novotel Hyderabad Airport has been appointed Ms.
Nazma Mamaji as the Director of Sales
and Marketing for the hotel. In her new role, Nazma will be responsible for
scaling new heights of revenues for the hotel, bringing in greater visibility
and aiming for higher team engagement in the surging hospitality market of
A seasoned hotelier, Nazma comes with over a decade of
hospitality experience with deep expertise in business development and team
handling. Prior to joining ...
SpiceJet begins an image makeover with its strong workforce
by switching to new uniform Redder, Hotter and Spicier. While new uniforms
retain the carrierâs signature red colour largely it add some unique and
flamboyant designs to infuse boldness and style.
The new range includes a unique design for each department
specifically stylized to suit the different seasons and time periods like summers,
winters etc. The summer wear for th ...
Keeping in mind my affinity towards heritage, my husband and I chose Neemrana fort and Palace in January this year for our 9th anniversary celebration. It is a Fort, Palace, Heritage hotel and a destination - all rolled into one. It is a nice weekend getaway for Jaipurites, around two and a half hour (147 km) from Jaipur by Delhi Jaipur highway [NH 8].The forts dates back to the 15 century and is crowned on the Aravalies and is built on 11 levels. It was built and refurbished from 15th to 19th c...
A new group of local chefs in New Zealand are taking the idea of fusion to new places using local ingredients.Kiwi chef Peter Gordon is the âgodfatherâ of fusion cuisine, a global mash-up of culinary techniques. Now, a new group of local chefs are taking the idea of fusion to new places using local ingredients.Fusion food combines ingredients, techniques and ideas from a range of culinary traditions, it is a term that was coined in the late-80s and has recently fallen out of favour, but in N...
Forest Canopy Thekkady is aesthetically designed and strategically
constructed without disturbing the existing greenery. It is surrounded by rich
flora and fauna, without compromising on either comfort or safety. Spacious
cottages with large balconies overlooking tall green trees would take you away
from the din and bustle of everyday life and ...
Freediving centre opens at Anantara Kihavah just in time to swim with giants.
AnantaraKihavah Maldives Villas, located in Baa Atoll, a
UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, offers guests the chance to get up-close-and-personal
with manta rays at the worldâs largest natural manta feeding destination,
during their annual migration across the ...
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