e Visas a Boon for Incentives
eVisa facilities being given to 44 countries has given an inevitable face lift to the incentive tourism vertical in India. The winners of India Travel Awards - North definitely feel so. Here’s what they shared with MICEtalk.
Kuoni Destination Management In my days of being in the business, I think the greatest day for me was when eVisa was offered to 44 nations. It’s definitely a path breaking initiative, which we should celebrate. It is going to change the course of business. This has been one of our major demands and was finally considered by the government. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the government for considering the electronic visa. The three countries that need to be added to the list are France, Switzerland and UK.
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I think eVisa given to 44 countries is a big achievement for the country. This is an incredible step taken by the government. I am a member of PATA and was one of the persons to push eVisa for almost a year and a half. Now, we all have smiling faces. It’s so
good to have something like this take shape in India.
Sarovar Hotels It is a brilliant initiative. But the ground reality is that it hasn’t really kicked off in the way it should have, but it is happening gradually. Whenever a big step like this is taken in India, it always faces some kind of teething problems, but eVisa will definitely boost tourism; both in the short and long haul.
I think the government has proved how keen it is to focus on tourism. This will help all of us in the travel industry. But I think that only eVisa is not sufficient, other ground work needs to be done. The travel industry, associations and the Ministry need to work more closely to make things better and take India to the top.
BRYS Hotels Group eVisa will really give a boost to the tourism industry. Earlier,
people used to shy away from India because of the lengthy visa formalities that they had to go through. But now, since the process has become simpler, I am sure this will give a boost to the industry, in general. The Asian countries that have been left out
should be added to the list.
Forerez.com eVisa is a big initiative, which will bring a lot of tourists to the country. This was the biggest complaint that any tour operator or a traveller had with India, and if it is addressed and executed well - it will triple our incoming tourism.
Hyatt Place, Udyog Vihar, Gurgaon It is such a fantastic opportunity for a lot of people who want to come and explore India. We have always wanted to have something like this, and I think what it will do for the entire industry is unbelievable. This will give a huge boost to tourism in
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VascoTravel It gives a good signal to the industry that the government is
thinking about tourism. The fact that the government has implemented it within six months of coming in power is really incredible. This is definitely going to boost tourism. UK and
Canada should be added to the list.
Abacus Distribution Systems India It will give a big boost to tourism in India and we expect the numbers to grow as far as inbound travellers are concerned. It is good for the economy of the country. This initiative will help invite people from different countries for exchange of ideas, knowledge and culture. I think this is a very positive move.
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