Within a single month of launch of visa-on-arrival facility by the ETA (Electronic Travel Authorisation), it has attained a good reputation in the global market. Since its inception its existing government has handled visas of around 22,000 during November month compared to January to November month’s figure of 24,963.
When compared to the earlier visa system, the existing arrival system has seen a rapid development in the tourism sector of up to 41.9 percent. This new facility is applicable for all visitors who would like to move to India on business trips, sightseeing and for short period medical treatments.
This new visa arrival system is open to Mauritius, Finland, Singapore, Russia, Oman, United States, South Korea, Germany, Brazil, Ukraine, Jordan, UAE, Norway, Israel, Australia, Philippines, Mexico, Japan, Kenya, Fiji and many others. Individuals can make use of this new system at nine of the major airports of the country such as Mumbai, Thiruvananthapuram, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Goa, Delhi, Kolkata, Kochi and Chennai.
As per the new index of 2014, India has attained the position of 76 and is anticipating more in the coming years with the rise in visitors’ flow to the country.
As per the estimation of provisional, direct and indirect tourism employment has seen improvement from 10.78% during 2010-11 to 12.36% during 2012-13. And the existing government of the country is also planning to enhance the employment rate to 24.5 million in the coming years. The Tourism ministry of the country has also planned to make some developments in few of the tourist circuits of Buddha, Ganga, North East, Krishna and Kerala.