e Visas a Boon for In­cen­tives

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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

the coun­try.

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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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