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,
participated in prestigious Moscow International Travel and Tourism Exhibition
Keralaâs centuries-old Ayurveda heritage proved the main
draw for Russian and other East European travelers at the three-day Moscow
International Travel and Tourism Exhibition (MITT), the largest and
longest-running tourism trade event in that country.
The Kerala Tourism
pavilion at the 24th edition of the annual fair - held from March 14-16 at the
Expocentre in Moscow - presented a ...
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 ...
By Adv. Bhagyesh K.P.Ideas and knowledge formed the principle part of trade during the twenty first century. The value of a service in travel and tourism sector lies in the quality and accessibility that goes behind its successful implementation. The need to protect the brands and trade names has attained paramount importance due to globalization and rapid industrialization in India. A service mark helps business concerns to maintain a clea ...
Highlighted the Importance of Sustainable Cultural Building
Contemporary art is one of the most significant ways of
expressing thoughts, emotions, concerns and ideas that are current and relevant
to us in the time we live in said Mr.Pranab
Mukherjee , President of India while inaugurating the Kochi Muziris Biennale
Seminar on âImportance of Sustainable Cultural Buildingâ in Kochi, Kerala
The President h ...
Thomas Cook India partners with Corporation Bank to expand
distribution network for its multi-currency Borderless Prepaid Card
Thomas Cook (India) Ltd., Indiaâs leading integrated travel
and travel related financial services company, announced an agreement with Corporation Bank, one of Indiaâs largest
public sector bank, to distribute its
unique multi currency Borderless Prepaid Card via the Bankâs foreign exchange
Marketers Take Flight with New Travel Audience Targeting Solution from Wego.comTravel search site taps Lotame DMP to power data-driven
Wego, the leading travel metasearch site in the Asia Pacific
and Middle East, announced an additional refinement to their ad targeting
solution for marketers, powered by a partnership with Lotame, the leading Data
Management Platform (DMP) in the Asia Pacific. Using Lotameâs DMP, ...
Magic Planet to host first-of-its-kind exhibit
A caveman points his finger at the sky as a bolt of
lightning streaks down while his âsorceryâ, aided by a good knowledge of
weather patterns, awes the people gathered around - it is a diorama
representing one of the earliest known instances of misdirection and illusion
that has developed over the ages into the fine art of magic.
At Magic Planet, the worldâs first magic-themed edutain ...
ATM roadshow arrives in Riyadh as Saudi tourism companies
finalise their marketing plans ahead of regionâs largest travel and tourism
event in Dubai
The annual Arabian Travel Market (ATM) roadshow arrives in
Riyadh on Tuesday 18 February to deliver
a presentation at the offices of the Saudi Commission for Tourism &
Antiquities, to Saudi participants at this yearâs exhibition.
Executives from Reed Travel Exhibitions the or ...
Tourism industry organisations and individuals making
outstanding contributions towards the successful promotion of the travel
industry throughout the Asia Pacific region are encouraged to submit entries to
the 2017 Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Awards. The deadline for submissions
is April 28, 2017. The Awards presentation will take place during PATA Travel
Mart 2017 on September 15 at the Venetian Macau Resort Hotel in Macau ...
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 ...
Sangla Valley - Switzerland of India
Sangla Valley know as the Switzerland of India with
Baspa river flowing along is in the Kinnaur District of Himachal Pradesh close
to the Indo Tibet border.In Tibetan, the term Sangala means âpass of lightâ which
refers to the valley receiving sunlight during the day.
Sangla Valley begins at Karcham and
ends at Chitkul the last village along the Indo Tibet border. Sangla is the
major town in the valley and is surrounded by forested slopes ...
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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