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e-visa fee hike may hit india's plan to double tourist arrivals in 3 years




india’s plan to double foreign tourist arrivals to 20 million in three years could hit a speed bump with 60 per cent hike in e-visa fees, according to tour operators. operators want the government to reverse the decision. a few days ago, the government increased e-visa fees, taking the travel indu...



foreign tourists with e-visa can stay up to 2 months




foreign tourists visiting india on e-visa can now stay up to two months, instead of the earlier one, and enjoy double-entry benefits while those coming for treatment can avail triple-entry facility.home minister rajnath singh said today that a new liberalised visa regime has been rolled out by the g...



bangladesh border post third-biggest entry point for foreign tourists




it is afternoon, well beyond the peak time for tourist arrivals from bangladesh. still a snaking queue makes its way to the arrival zone — not a swanky lounge but a tin shed. the queue breaks up and the tourists jostle to cram inside the shed. there are seven counters each for arrival and departur...



cyprus tourist arrivals set record in july | business




tourist arrivals in cyprus set a record in july, according the country’s statistical service.passenger survey figures reveal that tourist arrivals reached 531,030 in july 2017, compared to 482,132 in july 2016 – an increase of 10.1 percent.“july 2017 had the highest volume of tourist arrivals ...



tel aviv eases visa procedure for indians to encourage tourism




to encourage more indians to visit israel, tel aviv has simplified its visa application procedures for visitors from the sub-continent.the relaxed visa rule involves less documentation for indians who have availed of visas of schengen countries, the us, canada, australia or israel and have completed...



govt earns rs 14 bn as revenue from e-tourist visa since its launch in 2014




the government has earned rs 14 bn as revenue from the highly successful e-visa scheme, offered to citizens of 163 countries visiting india as tourists, since its launch in 2014. union home ministry officials said the popular e-visa scheme was availed by 1.9 million tourists in 2017 and it is expect...



us tourist arrivals to india on the rise despite advisories




aneesh phadnis  |  mumbai  march 11, 2017 last updated at 17:48 ist



india takes us visa fee hike matter to wto: nirmala sitharaman




ani  |  new delhi  march 29, 2017 last updated at 19:44 ist



foreign tourist arrivals rise by 18% y-o-y in october: tourism ministry




the ministry of tourism on monday reported an 18.1 per cent increase in the number of foreign tourist arrivals (fta) in october this year, as compared to the corresponding period last year. according to nationality-wise, port-wise data received from the bureau of immigration (boi), the ministry note...



india attracted 10 mn foreign tourists in 2017, sports to bring more




foreign tourists seem to be warming up to incredible india! at last, as their footfall increased to 10 million last year, according to tourism ministry data. union tourism minister alphons kannanthanam on monday said that the country earned an income of $27 billion from foreign tourist arrivals(ftas...



audi india sees flat sales in 2018 following duty hike




luxury carmaker audi india, which had looked at a double-digit growth this year, is now expecting that sales will be flat in 2018, following an increase in cess and hike of customs duty on some imported auto components announced in the union budget, an official said here on friday. "initially, we ar...



budget reply: labor will only back medicare hike for top earners




opposition leader bill shorten says 'this budget fails the fairness test and it fails the generational test'. labor will back the government's 0.5 per cent increase to the medicare levy, but only for australians in the top two tax brackets.the federal opposition leader says independent costings show...



in dhaka, rajnath singh inaugurates india's largest visa centre




india inaugurated its largest visa centre in the world in the bangladeshi capital on saturday to reduce the waiting time for applicants. bangladeshis constitute one of the largest number of visitors from a single country to india. last year, india the country issued 1.4 million visas to bangladeshi ...



pak man marries indian love, now set for deportation




he fell in love with an indian girl through social media, came to this country to marry her, had a child with her and now he is about to be deported back to his country pakistan.the story of 31-year-old akbar durani, which can be a plot for any typical bollywood movie, is a tragic tale spanning a pe...



infosys set to effect single digit pay hike




amid fears of layoffs gripping it industry, infosys, india’s second largest it services company, is set to effect annual salary hike for employees this year (fy18). the hike is likely to be in the range of 5-9% for a large number of employees, according sources in the know.however, the it giant mi...



maritime arrivals to be cut off from welfare in budget immigration measure




exclusive: the government plans to save nearly $50 million by taking away income support for thousands of so-called ‘illegal maritime arrivals’, who have been living in australia without a proper visa for years. more than 2,000 people who arrived in australia by boat could be cut off from income...



maritime arrivals to be cut off from welfare in budget immigration measure




exclusive: the government plans to save nearly $50 million by taking away income support for thousands of so-called ‘illegal maritime arrivals’, who have been living in australia without a proper visa for years. more than 2,000 people who arrived in australia by boat could be cut off from income...



maritime arrivals to be cut off from welfare in budget immigration measure




exclusive: the government plans to save nearly $50 million by taking away income support for thousands of so-called ‘illegal maritime arrivals’, who have been living in australia without a proper visa for years. more than 2,000 people who arrived in australia by boat could be cut off from income...



maritime arrivals to be cut off from welfare in budget immigration measure




exclusive: the government plans to save nearly $50 million by taking away income support for thousands of so-called ‘illegal maritime arrivals’, who have been living in australia without a proper visa for years. more than 2,000 people who arrived in australia by boat could be cut off from income...



maritime arrivals to be cut off from welfare in budget immigration measure




exclusive: the government plans to save nearly $50 million by taking away income support for thousands of so-called ‘illegal maritime arrivals’, who have been living in australia without a proper visa for years. more than 2,000 people who arrived in australia by boat could be cut off from income...



maritime arrivals to be cut off from welfare in budget immigration measure




exclusive: the government plans to save nearly $50 million by taking away income support for thousands of so-called ‘illegal maritime arrivals’, who have been living in australia without a proper visa for years. more than 2,000 people who arrived in australia by boat could be cut off from income...



britain losing indian tourists to france; needs cheap visas: uk think tank




a leading uk-based think tank has released a research to support its call for a new, more economical visa regime to attract indian visitors to the country. the royal commonwealth society (rcs) revealed that the uk was losing out as neighbouring france attracted 185,000 more indian business visitors ...



hike users can now book ola cabs and pay via the messenger app from feb 14




users of mobile application hike will now be able to book ola cabs, autos directly from their messaging app and pay through the hike wallet or in cash. the home-grown messenger hike on tuesday announced a partnership with taxi-hailing app ola to bring cab and auto booking facility on the hike app. "...



customs duty hike, high gst to impact sales: jaguar land rover




luxury car manufacturer jaguar land rover(jlr), a subsidiary of tata motors, is expecting a drop in growth this year due to the hike in customs duty on components and imposition of high gst rates on the premium segment, managing director of jlr india rohit suri said. the impact of customs duty hike ...



budget reply: labor will only back medicare hike for top earners




opposition leader bill shorten says 'this budget fails the fairness test and it fails the generational test'. labor will back the government's 0.5 per cent increase to the medicare levy, but only for australians in the top two tax brackets.the federal opposition leader says independent costings show...