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 UAE-based Indian business tycoon Mr.Rizwan Sajan has
made an exclusive booking for a whole ship from the Costa fleet, to celebrate
the wedding of his son Mr.Adel Sajan.
An entire cruise ship has been booked to celebrate a
fairy-tale wedding. For the first time ever, a ship from the Costa Cruises
fleet has been reserved exclusively for the celebration of a sumptuous wedding.
From the 6th to the 9th April 2017, Costa Fascinosa (114,500 gross tonnage and
maximum guest capacity of 3,800 ...
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 ...
Tourism is a
thriving business in Kerala and people are attracted towards this sector
dreaming of economic benefits as well as getting a refreshed feeling through
travel. Discover Kerala Holidays (DKH Hospitality PVT Ltd) is a full-service
Inbound & Domestic Tour Operator based in Trivandrum, Kerala, since 2008,
which has quickly and professionally established a strong position in the
tourism market. DKH is accredited
with Department o ...
QATAR DUTY FREE NAMED TRAVEL RETAILER OF THE YEAR AT DFNI
Qatar Duty Free Receives the Prestigious Award for the Third
Qatar Duty Free (QDF), the second largest Duty Free operator
in the Middle East, has won the title of Travel Retailer of The Year, at the
2014 DFNI (Duty Free News International) Global Awards for Travel Retail
Excellence. This is the third time that QDF has won the Travel Retailer of The
Year award ...
After much excitement and anticipation, New Zealand welcomed
Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George on
their first ever official tour as a family today ( April 07, 2014).
The clouds lifted just long enough in Wellington for Prime
Minister, John Key, to greet the royal family at Wellington Airport. They were
then whisked to Government House to be met by the Governor General, Lt Gen The
Rt Hon Sir Jerry M ...
THE LANDMARK MANDARIN ORIENTAL, HONG KONG PRESENTS SPANISH
THREE STAR MICHELIN CHEF ENEKO ATXA AT ITS 2ND POP-UP RESTAURANT EVENT
Guests can experience Basque-rooted international haute
cuisine combined with charity and art
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is pleased to
announce the second pop-up restaurant event of 2014. Chef Eneko Atxa, from
Aziamendi Restaurant in southern Thailand and Azurmendi Restaurant in Bilbao,
Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) to India in February, 2014 was 7.38 lakh which was 6.88 lakh in February, 2013 with a growth of 7.2%. Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from tourism in Rupees terms in February, 2014 were Rs.11, 355 crore in comparison to Rs.10, 252 crore in February, 2013. As a facilitative measure to attract more foreign tourists to India, Government launched the âVisa on Arrivalâ (VoA) Scheme in January 2010 for citizen ...
Demystified RMS Solution for Hoteliers Maxim Revenue Management Solutions (MaximRMS), a world leader in pricing, forecasting and profit optimisation technology for the hospitality industry, and RezNext, a leading real-time distribution technology company, are pleased to announce their strategic partnership. Through this partnership, RezNext is distributing a custom-tailored version of the MaximRMS e.FLEX revenue management system throughout ...
The second edition of Maddys 2014, organised by the
Advertising Club of Madras on March 28, saw Stark Communications emerge as one
of the key winners. Stark Communications bagged eight metals, which included
two Golds, five Silvers and one Bronze for their prestigious clients.
Starkâs two golds
came from a B2B campaign for Asianet News and a public service campaign for
Flavours. The five silver awards were for Kerala Tourism, Mala ...
Tourism Authority of Thailand and Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai
celebrate Thai New Year in Mumbai
Songkranâs joyous sights, sounds and aromas found their way
to Mumbai as the Tourism Authority of Thailand and Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai
joined hands to celebrate the Kingdomâs biggest festival at the hotelâs
pan-Asian restaurant San-Qi.
The celebration included a simulation of the
country-encompassing, carnival-esque festival of Songkra ...
Prestigious Global Concierge Society Recognises
InterContinental Concierge Excellence
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts awarded two accolades
at 61st Les Clefs d'Or Congress
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts recently celebrated as
two of the brand's Chef Concierges were recognised at the 61st Les Clefs d'Or
Congress for their commitment to the network's global service standards of
excellence. InterContinent ...
Mr. Balakiran P IAS has been appointed as the New Director of Kerala Tourism. He succeeds Mr. U V Jose IAS, who was appointed as the District Collector and District magistrate of Kozhikode recently.Mr. Balakiran has also holding the full charge of the Director of Panchayath in Local Self Government Department in Kerala. He was earlier served as the District Collector , Kannur and Director of Kerala State IT Mission.Mr. Balakiran, a 2008 batch Indian Administrative Service officer, hailing ...
Air India, the national carrier of India has announced its
latest route to Tel Aviv. AI officials informed that the carrier is planning to
open the New Delhi-Tel Aviv route with three weekly flights by May 2017.
Mr. Ashwani Lohani, Chairman and Managing Director of Air
India Ltd has recently concluded his visit to Israel to explore the route
expansion of the ailing national carrier for the better proposition in the
future and strengthenin ...
It has been years since Kovalam, a coastal village
of Kerala, became a major tourism destination in the scenario among World
Tourism Sites. If one flips through the pages of history, we understand that it
has enchanted the tourists from 1930âs onwards. It is through the Kingdom of Travancore,
foreign tourists got an opening to enjoy the beauty of Kovalam. Whoever arrives
here in Travancore as a foreign guest, is not send back without taking them to
enjoy the natural beauty of Kovalam.&nb...
With sights that leave you in awe, a cultural history that
few can boast about and stunning natural landscapes, Italy has all the makings
of an enchanting family holiday destination. From the youngest to the oldest,
everyone will find their reasons to love Italy and yearn to return back to it.
Almost every city in
Italy has sights that surpass the grandest of imaginations. One doesnât have to
look around much to find places of interest especially in culturally and
This summer soak up the enchanting beauty of Ladakh while
being cushioned by luxuries of a glamorous abode, at the super luxurious and
widely popular Chamba Camp Thiksey and Chamba Camp Diskit in Ladakh.
Travelling Camp (TUTC), one of Indiaâs glamping pioneers is inviting guests to
escape the ordinary to an extraordinary...
Six Senses Laamu is surrounded by the infinite blue waters
of the Indian Ocean and every day the resort is committed to making the
operation more sustainable while simultaneously raising awareness, to guests
and hosts alike, about the importance of marine conservation. Staying true to
the commitment of protecting the marine life of the Laamu At...
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