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59.7 % Growth in “Tourist VoA Scheme: Aug 2014
59.7 % Growth in “Tourist Visa on Arrival” (VoA) Scheme : August, 2014 As a facilitative measure to attract more foreign tourists to India, the Government  launched the “Visa on Arrival” (VoA) Scheme in January 2010 for citizens of five countries, viz. Finland, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand and Singapore, visiting India for tourism purposes. The Government extended this Scheme to the citizens of six more countries, namely Cambodia, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Laos an
‘Incredible India’ Mobile Application launched
Mr. Parvez Dewan IAS, Union Tourism Secretary launched the ‘Incredible India’ mobile application that will assist international and domestic tourists to access information about Ministry of Tourism recognized tourism service providers namely approved Inbound Tour Operators, Adventure Tour Operators, Domestic Tour Operators, Tourist Transport Operators, Travel Agents, Regional Level Guides, Classified Hotels available in respective cities / Tourist centers. Details of the same will be g
Mumbai Cultural Hub, Mostly Open Air, Along the Lines of Times Square
Mr. Shripad Naik,  Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism and Culture  announced that the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India would help the Department of Tourism, Government of Maharashtra to create a cultural hub, most of it open air, in Mumbai.  Mr. Naik announced that Ministry of Tourism would sanction Rs. 5 crore for phase-I of the project with similar amounts for every subsequent phase.   This would be over and above what the Government of Maharashtra w