International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Tourism | India | Volume 5 Issue 3, March 2016

A Review Analysis on Reform New Visa (e-Tourist Visa) Policy to Encourage FTAS in India

Dinesh K. Jayswal | Dr. Mona Jaiswal

Abstract: India has become the fastest growing tourist destination for international tourists in South Asia. The share of Travel and Tourism in the Indias GDP in 2013 was INR 2, 178.1 Billion. In 2014, this contribution is expected to soar by 7.5 % to INR 2, 341.45 Billion. Due to the direct impact of this sector in the Economy, the Govt. of India has introduced many initiatives, such as Visit India Year 2009, Incredible India and Atithi Devo Bhava to attract foreign tourists, but the introducing e-Tourist Visa, Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) has remarkable growth during 2014-15. GOI has launched initially Tourist Visa on Arrival (TVOA) in January 2010. To make TVOA easier and hassle free and encourage Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs), India has introduced Visa on Arrival (VoA) enabled by Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) in November 27, 2014 and implemented an online method facility for tourists. In April 2015 this Visa on Arrival scheme was renamed to e-Tourist Visa (e-TV). This resulted 6.8 % growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in January 2016 over the same period in 2015 and Rs.13, 669 crores Foreign exchange earned through Tourism in January 2016. Here by this paper the main aims to discuss the present Govt. s e-Tourist Visa (e-TV) policy and its impact of encouraging Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in the country to boost inbound tourism.

Keywords: GDP, Visa on Arrival, Incredible India, FTAs, e-Tourist Visa, Inbound tourism

Edition: Volume 5 Issue 3, March 2016,

Pages: 159 - 165

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