Tourism New Zealand provides free visa facility to Indians for 2015 ICC World Cup

December 01, 2014
New Zealand to proffer visa-on-arrival facility to Indians for 2015 World Cup

With an unexpected windfall of numerous numbers of people to the country for forthcoming ICC world cup, the tourism department of New Zealand has planned to provide free VOA (visas on arrival) for Indian tourists. While promulgating the link-up with the Centrum group on issuing of visas for ICC world cup    Tourism, the new country Manager of New Zealand for India, Neha Bhola revealed that, this scheme is applicable only to the Indian travelers who hold Australian visas for watching the tournament.

Bhola further noted that the Centrum Group, one of the emerging travel service and integrated financial supplier has been chosen as the authorized visa processing group for the ICC World Cup tournament. Apart from the Centrum Group, there are also other well-known agencies that are granted permission to issue the visas.

To enhance the tourism of the country, the New Zealand tourism department has also planned to get into co-operative movement with the Centrum Group.

New Zealand is about to host a World Cup event together with Australia, in the coming months of February and March. This cricket fever of overseas nations especially of Indians would surge the tourism of the countries. During the month of September in 2013 and 2014, New Zealand has attained 35,000 Indian travelers, which is about 17 percent. 

New Zealand Tourism general manager for Asia, David Craig said that he is anticipating about 33 per cent surge in Indian tourists coming for the tournament. If the Indian travelers’ count ranges from 5000 to 10000, New Zealand will soon become the best tourism destination for many overseas nationals.
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