Government of India, offering good news to holiday makers seeking flights tickets for the country, have eased restrictions on visas which required a two-month gap between successive tours by foreigners.
Foreign Tourists Rejoice As India Eases Visa Norms
In some highly delightful news to tourists who were always keen on booking flights tickets to visit India, the Government of India has decided to ease restrictions on tourist visas which made it necessary for holiday makers to maintain a two-month gap between consecutive visits.
“The provision relating to the two-month gap between two visits of a foreign national to India on a tourist visa has been reviewed by the government. It has now been decided… to lift the restriction of two-month gap on re-entry of foreign nationals coming to India,” said an order dated November 23 issued by the ministry of home affairs and published by Times of India, one of country’s leading English daily.
As per latest data, there has been a marginal rise in the number of foreign holiday makers booking tickets deals on India flights as compared to the last year. More than 5 million foreign tourists have booked flights tickets and landed in the country till October, 2012.
With the peak tourism season just ahead and a good number of vacationers expected to book flights tickets for air travel to India, the move is sure to offer a great boost to India’s tourism industry. For a country that holds some of the stunning natural and man-made wonders, India’s performance in the world of tourism is surprisingly stumpy, with a share of 0.64% in international tourist arrivals in 2011.
Even industry watchers are hopeful that lifting of the 60-day restriction will persuade foreign vacationers to grab tickets deals on India bound flights. Flyers can even use the country as a hub and book flights tickets for onward journeys for visiting Southeast Asia and neighbouring countries.