127% growth in num­ber of pass­ports is­sued in 2011

The spurt in the In­dia out­bound seg­ment is ev­i­dent largely by the 58.69 lakh pass­ports that show­cased a rise of over 127 per cent in the num­ber of pass­ports is­sued by the Min­istry of Ex­ter­nal Af­fairs.

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has emerged as an im­por­tant source mar­ket for the world, which has led UNWTO to fore­cast a sup­ply of over 50 mil­lion out­bound trav­ellers by 2020. An im­por­tant in­di­ca­tor of the in­creas­ing will­ing­ness to travel is the in­crease in pass­port ap­pli­ca­tions.

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