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,
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced
that it expects the global airline industry to make a net profit in 2017 of
$29.8 billion. On forecast total revenues of $736 billion, that represents a
4.1% net profit margin. This will be the third consecutive year (and the third
year in the industryâs history) in which airlines will make a return on
invested capital (7.9%) which is above the weighted average cost of capital
IATA revised slightly downward its o ...
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 ...
Trainman integrates with Datawind to offer customers easy
access to information related to train travel
Trainman app to be pre installed in all Datawind tablets and
Trainman, the online platform catering to Indian Railway
travelers by assisting them with various train related information and
intelligence, has tied up with Datawind, a leading provider of low cost internet
connectivity and wireless web access products. The ...
QATAR DUTY FREE SUPPORTS GOLFING EXCELLENCE AS OFFICIAL
RETAIL PARTNER OF THE 2014 COMMERCIAL BANK QATAR MASTERS
Golf enthusiasts can look forward to an exciting range of
products, prizes, and contests as they catch the best golfing action in Qatar
22 Jan 2014: Qatar Duty Free (QDF) will support golfing
excellence for the sixth consecutive year as the official retail partner of the
2014 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters. The ann ...
Kerala finance minister KM Mani has allocated Rs 206 crore
for Tourism sector and out of this Rs 40 cr will be the marketing and publicity
fund. He also allocated Rs. 2 Cr., for conducting
the second edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale in Dec 2014.
In his record breaking 12th budget for 2014-15
presented in the state Assembly today, Jan 24, 2014, Finance Minister Mr. K M
Mani reduced the luxury tax structure during the offseason p ...
Kerala Tourism to conduct Clint Memorial International Painting CompetitionTop five winners will get free Kerala tour packageKerala Tourism is conducting an online painting competition for children worldwide in memory of Edmund Thomas Clint, a prodigy who created more than 25,000 works of art before he died one month short of his seventh birthday.Clintâs prolific output consisted of paintings and drawings-created mostly on used paper with charc ...
This season get away from the hustle of the city and unwind
in the lap of nature as Madhubhan Resort & Spa, Gujarat introduces their winter packages. There are
separate packages for weekdays and weekends, allowing you to rejuvenate with
your family according to your convenience. Spread over 22 acres of picturesque land,
Madhubhan is located in the Charotar region of Anand District and is known as
one of Gujaratâs Premium Lu ...
The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced the renewal of its partnership with
PhoCusWright, the leading global travel industry research authority. The
affiliation will help deliver key research findings on the Asia Pacific travel
Commenting on the
announcement, PATA CEO Mr. Martin Craigs said: âPhoCusWright is a globally
respected pioneer in travel industry research and consumer insights. Research ...
The Nishagandhi Puraskaram Instituted by the Department of Tourism
, Government of Kerala has been bestowed on celebrated Bharatanatyam exponent
Dr Padma Subrahmanyam for her contribution to Indian classical dance. The
annual Nishagandhi Puraskaram honours eminent personalities in the fields of
dance and music in India.Â The award
carries a purse of Rs 150,000, citation and a statuette.
Â Dr Subrahmanyam has
performed at various prestig ...
Bookmycab.com, the first âcall taxiâ service in Mumbai to
book you regular black and yellow taxis / cool cabs; has launched an app for
android phones. It will enable instant cab bookings on the go, making the cab
booking process even more convenient for customers. The company has more than
3,000 taxis registered in the city that covers the entire Mumbai Metropolitan
The highlight of this new app is if there is no internet! Or
Keys Hotels, the mid market hotel chain, establishes its presence
in Goa by entering into a management contract with Alcon Anil Counto EnterÂprises,
to operate âKeys Resort Ronilâ. Located 5 minutes away from the sandy clutches
of Baga beach, the resort consists of 126 well- appointed rooms catering to
Indian and foreign tourists.
The resort specially known for its ambience and Goan
cuisine, under the fast growing âKeysâ brand, ...
Asiaâs Most Established Food and Hospitality Trade Event
Largest edition of the show in Singapore witnesses an
increase in Indian participation
The 2014 edition of Food&HotelAsia (FHA) and
Wine&SpiritsAsia (WSA), the regionâs most established and comprehensive
food and hospitality trade show, has made its mark by becoming the first event to max out the
Singapore Expo- Singaporeâs largest exhibitions venue. Occupying ...
Novotel Hotels have launched an exÂclusive summer package
for Andhra Pradesh. An excellent value for money offer which entitles the
customers for an entire days meeting for free while they are booking for an
event at any of the properÂties in Andhra Pradesh for the period April September 2013. This offer is open for all Corporates, Local &
International industry associations, Travel associations / Agents who are
looking at hostin ...
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 ...
From 9th January; Oman Air guests will receive a generous free baggage allowance to all destinationsOman Air, one of the
leading Middle East carrier has decided to abolish its High Excess Baggage
Charges from Monday , January 9, 2017. New free baggage allowance being
introduced of one piece of baggage of up to 30kg in economy and two pieces of
baggage, up to 50kg in Business and First class.Oman Air has also announced more free baggage ...
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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