Tuesday, 17 April 2012

India Tours to set up Tourism Development Forums at foreign missions to address visa processing bottlenecks

India Tours -In order to deal with the many bottlenecks in visa issuance procedures, the govt. of India can got wind of Tourism Development Forums at Indian Embassies in numerous countries. These Forums are headed by the Consul General or the Indian Ambassador to the country involved, and can embrace members from the native travel trade.

“All the necessary foreign missions of India Tours are asked to represent Tourism Development Forums with illustration from the native travel trade. Bottlenecks in visa procedures are a serious issue and that we want to deal with this,” Subodh Kant Sahai, Union Minister for Tourism, said throughout his inaugural address at the fifth edition of the nice Indian Travel Bazaar, currently being held in Jaipur.

In another major step, the govt. is additionally making an attempt to facilitate short tours of gateway cities for international transit passengers. Sahai said that India Tourism facilitation centres at major gateway airports in India can work with tour operators to create such visits doable for transit passengers.Sahai said that infrastructure creation and facilitation are the priority of the govt. and urged travel and tourism business stakeholders to assist achieve the government’s target of attracting one per cent of the entire international inbound travel into India by the tip of the twelfth Five-Year set up.
India Tours to set up Tourism Development Forums at foreign missions to address visa processing bottlenecks
 Speaking regarding GITB 2012, that is witnessing participation of patrons from fifty four countries, Bina Kak, Tourism Minister, Government of Rajasthan, said, “Within a brief frame of simply 5 years, GITB has become a B2B event of significance within the tourism calendar. we want analysis, collaboration and convergence to require this growth forward. Tourism needs multi-sectoral convergence and therefore the efforts of the Tourism Ministry in bringing in and making convergence are instrumental for growth.” She conjointly stressed upon the requirement for developing e-commerce platforms for smoothening tourism activities. Talking regarding inclusive tourism, Kak said native individuals got to be nurtured into partners for the event method.Speaking specifically on Rajasthan, Kak said the state was providing all types of support for the business. “There are not any conversion charges for hotel comes. The entertainent tax has conjointly been fully waived within the state,” she said.

Dr Jyotsna Suri, Chairperson – Tourism Committee, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and business (FICCI), said GITB has become one in every of the foremost successful shows organised by FICCI. “Considering the success of this show, FICCI has launched an exclusive mart for domestic tourism, the nice India Domestic Travel Bazaar.”Also speaking on the occasion were Usha Sharma, Principal Secretary - Tourism, Government of Rajasthan and RV Kanoria, President, FICCI.

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