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Tourist Visas to Boost Saudi Economy by $9 Billion

Tourist Visas to Boost Saudi Economy by $9 Billion

The decision to start issuing tourist visas to Saudi Arabia in six months will be a major reason for the increase in economy of the kingdom by more than SR 35 billion in the next five years because of influx of over seven million tourists to Saudi.The Chairman of the Jeddah Commerce and Industry's (JCCI) tourism committee, Prince Abdullah Bin Saud Bin Muhammad reportedly told a leading newspaper that the kingdom of Saudi had great potential for tourism and would be one of the major attractions in the region owing to this decision. He further went on to state that the decision to issue visas by the SCTA or Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities came along with a number of regulations to raise the standards of the accommodation sector which included fines of up to SR 50,000 (13,000 dollars) for the tourism facilities which were working without certificates of classification.Prince Abdullah also added that the punishment would bring under its fold any facility that may thwart the entry of SCTAs inspectors and supervisors. The SCTA was looking forward to about 1.5 million tourists to the country in a year. He estimated that if the average expenses of a visitor were around SR 5,000 (1,331 dollars) in a visit, then the tourism industry would benefit by more than SR 35 billion in five years.For More Update Follow Us @Facebook

Posted On : 27 December,2014

New Zealand to Relax Visa Regulations For Indian Travelers

New Zealand to Relax Visa Regulations For Indian Travelers

Foreign governments to lure more Indian tourists to travel more, they have relaxed the visa regulations. After Ireland and the UK, it is the chance of New Zealand who has decided to ease the rules of the visa. It has also made an announcement last week that they will grant visa to the business travelers who are attending events and conferences in the country in three days instead of the current 10-12 days of processing time. Countries such as the US have already relaxed the visa norms to attract more Indian visitors by 2015. The visa interviews can take just five minutes although there is no time limit put down by the USA government.Ireland and Britain have introduced a single visa program for Indian travelers. The president of the outbound tour operations of India Guldeep Sahni said that most of the countries know the budding of Indian visitors, which is why they are relaxing the visa regulations. Many countries offer VoA facility and some of the countries offer electronic visa on fast track. The government of Australia is training many agents under preferred agency program, under which the visas are granted within two days without depositing the passport. Indians travelers are not only going in more numbers but they are also spending in huge amounts on international trips. They are making the most of the opportunities to travel on extended weekends or make short trips. For more News Updates Follow Us @Facebook

Posted On : 24 December,2014

Expatriates Should be Permitted with the Visa Free Travel across the GCC

Expatriates Should be Permitted with the Visa Free Travel across the GCC

A senior official said that the foreign expatriates who are residing in GCC states must be permitted to take a trip within the six Gulf nations with no necessity of visas. The assistant director general for entry permit section at the GDRFA in Dubai Salah bin Suloum said that such steps will enhance the regional economy and boost the intra Gulf tourism. Manafez in an interview said that the move will add in the improvement of tourism across GCC where millions of expatriates are breathing in parallel surroundings in residency rules and security He also said that the new service will be a pathway for new levels of prosperity which will benefit hotels, airlines, restaurants, car rentals and shopping malls amongst other sectors. Bin Suloum said that it has also served as trial for what will approach when the combined 15.5 billion dollar GCC rail project that will join the six states, which is completed in the subsequent years. His observations follow current reports that the GCC is planning to bring in a Schengen style, combined visa for businessmen and tourists for around 35 countries soon.For more new updates follow us @Facebook

Posted On : 23 December,2014

South Korea to Relax the Visa Rules

South Korea to Relax the Visa Rules

In a bid to attract foreign workers to tackle its waning labor force, the labor minister on Monday said that South Korea will look up at its visa issuance structure. The government said that it will ease the present points based system to permit number of foreign talented workers to immigrate to the country. Under the current system, the foreign talent who has high scoring are issued with the F2 visa. This visa eliminates all boundaries on work, if the foreigners stay for a year. The F5 visa is for the foreign workers who stay in the country for more than three years after obtaining F2 status.The government said that the foreign workers who stay in the country for at least a year will be granted with the F5 visa permanent stay. The minister also said that the students who are planning for their further studies or doctorate program in the country and foreign workers who meet certain necessities for the amount of investment, investors and income. South Korea will allow them to stay in the country along with their family members. In order to lure more international students to work in the companies of South Korea after the completion of their studies the government is looking forward to improve the links between the schools and companies, and ease the requirements for the employment.For More News Updates Follow us @ Facebook

Posted On : 23 December,2014

Indians Visiting Certain Nations Can Enjoy Hassle-free Travel

Indians Visiting Certain Nations Can Enjoy Hassle-free Travel

In a bid to lure more Indian tourists, the French Embassy in India has started issuing free 14-day Visa on Arrival at the airport. Recently in November, the French Island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean has waived visas for Indians.    Notably, around 50 countries will grant a pre-issued visa for people who hold an Indian passport and have adequate funds to meet their travel needs. Indians who are travelling to Thailand can benefit from hassle free visa processing and must hold adequate funds and travel plans are confirmed. Hong Kong known for its night life and shopping malls offers 14 day visa on arrival facility and you need to provide return tickets.Indonesia, which is known for its culture and heritage offers 30 day visa on arrival for Indians provided satisfying certain conditions. Indians holding a passport with validity of minimum six months can gain visa free access to Macau for 30 days. In Africa, Ethiopia and Madagascar offer 90 day and 30 day to Indians on arrival. African nations such as Kenya and Tanzania offer visa- free entry to Indian travelers. The Caribbean Islands of Grenada offer a 90 day visa free entry for Indians. Cook Islands, an island country with nearly 15 islands in the South Pacific Ocean, located near New Zealand permits Indians to stay for a maximum period of 200 days without visa.   Follow us for More News Updates @ Facebook

Posted On : 20 December,2014

Beijing Plans to Attract Foreign Tourists by Extending Visa Policy

Beijing Plans to Attract Foreign Tourists by Extending Visa Policy

The officials of Beijing tourism are considering in improving the terms for transit passengers in order to attract overseas visitors.To stimulate the inbound tourism of the capital city, the officials are suggesting the extension of the present visa free entry from 72-hour to 96 hours, and allow the foreign tourists to enter the city through visa free entry. Other ideas which include offering additional direct flights to overseas destinations and the change in the overseas tourists' tax system. The head of the Municipal Commission of Tourism Development Beijing Song Yu said that the department would pertain for a duty free strategy and the consent to refund tax to the departing visitors.He also said that they will also promote tourism attractions and the latest policies to the markets in overseas through the visa application consulates, tourist offices and embassies. For More News Updates Follow @ Facebook

Posted On : 19 December,2014

Get a Schengen Visa within 48 hours

Get a Schengen Visa within 48 hours

France has started granting Schengen visas for the Indian tourists in 48 hours of application, this has made visiting Paris for a holiday more striking.The ambassador Francois Richier to India of France said that from the time you apply for visa and get back your passport with the visa will not be more than 48 hours. This facility was slated to start in 2015, but the venture was accelerated and the processing time for a Schengen visa has been condensed. According to the estimations 4, 88,000 Schengen visas granted yearly to Indians. For over 3, 00,000 Indians France is a holiday destination and accounts of 80,000 every year. Apart from this France is eager on investing in Modi's dream project which is the building of high-speed train between Ahmedabad and Mumbai.He added on saying that this project is focused on the study of feasibility which is one by France and the other by India. He also mentioned that their cooperation towards Indian starts with trains. Yet it is too early to talk about the outcome of the project. For More News Updates Follow @Facebook

Posted On : 18 December,2014

US Economy can be Boost Up with Better Tourist Visa Laws

US Economy can be Boost Up with Better Tourist Visa Laws

A report was released by the partnership for new American economy on Monday which says enhanced tourist visa laws would help in boosting the country's income by at least 7.6 billion dollars and produce 50,000 jobs within the next five years.When a distinctive country joins the waiver program of the US and if the US sees more number of tourists from that particular country in the instant following years. The number tourists arriving rose by 16 percent in more than the period of its first five years said the partnership of coalition of business groups and mayors advocating for immigration reform. The data was looked from the USA commerce department's office of tourism and travel industries. Researchers firmed that if six other countries such as Hong Kong, Israel, Brazil, Turkey, Poland and South Africa join the federal scheme, then more than 600,000 foreigners from these countries would visit the US the coming year, primarily to the enhance in jobs and revenue. For More News Updates Follow Us @Facebook

Posted On : 18 December,2014