Ireland witnesses rise in tourist arrivals especially from india

Rise in India tourists travelling to Ireland
With an intention to strengthen the ties between India and Ireland, the Minister for Child and Youth Affairs in Ireland, James Reilly, said that the country is looking forward to lure travelers and students from India. 

The Ireland minister intends to promote the country as a best tourist hot spot as an education destination.   

Reilly said that more students, especially in the field of medicine are opting Ireland. Ireland has become a competitive when compared with other leading nations that Indians choose to go. 

With regards to tourism, Ireland has observed a 9% rise in international tourist arrivals. In February 2015, the launch of the British Irish Visa Scheme for Indian travelers increased the count of travelers progressively.  Under the British, Irish Visa Scheme, Indians can travel to Ireland and UK on a single visit visa from either nation, on the same voyage. 

The ambassador of Ireland to India, McLaughlin, said that with the single visa scheme the travel has become easier and even visa costs plunge by almost half in terms application fees and of processing.

He further added that the country has received 24,000 visitors from Indian in the previous year. The tourism arrivals have increased by 20% yearly over the past four years. Ireland is further looking at 36,000 Indian travelers during 2016-17. 

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Posted On : 26 March,2015