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196.6% growth in tourists arrival on e-Tourist Visa in August 2016
As per the PIB release, a total of 66,097 tourists arrived in August 2016 on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 22, 286 during August 2015 registering a growth of 196.6%.
Union Cabinet approves Bilateral Technical Arrangement between India and Switzerland
As per the PIB release, the Union Cabinet of India under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing
10% growth in FTAs during Jan-July period
According to a PTI report, foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) to India during the January-July period grew by 10% to 49.22 lakh on account of initiatives taken by the government including e-tourist visas.
MoT approves INR 500cr for integrated tourism development in J&K
The Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) chaired by Union Tourism Secretary, Vinod Zutshi for the ‘Swadesh Darshan Scheme’ has approved projects
Malaysia High Commission revises visa fees
According to Malaysia High Commission, it has outsourced its visa processing to One Stop Centre Malaysia Visa (OSC) with effect from September 15, 2016.
Taiwan now offers free online visa to Indian nationals
Taiwan has started offering free visa to Indian nationals, which can be applied online, stated a release from Taiwan Tourism.
MTDC offers collaboration with Indian Heritage Hotels Association
Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) has offered to join hands with the Indian Heritage Hotels Association (IHHA)