Rise in Visa on Arrivals in June 2012July 11th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The Visa on Arrivals (VoAs) recorded an increase of over 12 percent in the month of June compared to the same period last year, officials said Wednesday.
According to the tourism ministry, a total number of 864 VoAs were issued last month as compared to 770 VoAs during the month of June 2011, registering a positive growth of 12.2 percent.
During the period January-June 2012, a total number of 6,721 VoAs were issued as compared to 5,774 VoAs during the corresponding period of 2011, registering a positive growth of 16.4 percent.
As a facilitative measure to attract more foreign tourists to India, the union government launched a Scheme of “Visa on Arrival” (VoA) from January 2010 for citizens of five countries — Finland, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand and Singapore, visiting India for tourism purposes.
The government further extended this scheme for the citizens of six more countries — Cambodia, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Laos and Myanmar from January 2011.
- India issued 770 visas on arrival to foreigners in June - Jul 13, 2011
- India posts 25 percent increase in visas on arrival - Sep 11, 2012
- More foreign travellers opting for visa on arrival - Aug 13, 2012
- Decline in Visas on Arrival in May - Jun 07, 2012
- More than 800 visas on arrival issued in July - Aug 12, 2011
- Over 5,000 tourists from five countries avail visa on arrival - Nov 11, 2010
- Over 4,000 foreigners got Indian visa on arrival - May 10, 2011
- 3151 tourist visas issued under 'Visa on Arrival' scheme - Jul 18, 2010
- 5,644 on-arrival visas issued till November - Dec 09, 2010
- 34 percent jump in visas on arrival Jan-March - Apr 10, 2012
- Over 9,000 foreigners got Indian visa on arrival - Nov 11, 2011
- Foreign tourist arrivals on the rise in India - Jul 10, 2012
- 3,516 avail visa on arrival facility till July - Aug 09, 2010
- 4,493 visas on arrival issued till September - Oct 11, 2010
- Foreign exchange earnings from tourism surge 50 percent - Feb 06, 2012
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