India resumes e-visa services for Saudi nationals

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India’s phasing out of e-visas has been a hindrance to the growth of inbound tourism into the country. Now only if the resumption of e-visas would be followed by increasing air connectivity between the two countries.

Amrita Ghosh

India has restored E-Visa Services for the nationals of Saudi Arabia want to visit the country from now on, the Embassy of India In Riyadh, Saudi Arabia tweeted last week. The facility that was available five categories Travel – e-Tourist Visa, e-Business Visa, e-Medical Visa, e-Medical Attendant Visa and e-Conference Visa – has been suspended during the Covid-19 pandemic. The application and payment of the fees must be made at least four days in advance departure date and wait for approval. To complete and submit the application online, applicants must visit the official website – Earlier, Saudi Arabia announced some exemptions for Indian nationals to obtain visas to travel to the country as it considers India to be a major source market for tourism, particularly with Saudi Arabia aiming for 100 million visits annually by 2030 to reach. Saudi Tourism Authority During its recent delegation visit to India, a series of meetings, industry talks and networking events were held, followed by two road shows in Mumbai and Ahmedabad. The Saudi Tourism Authority has also started an official partnership with the popular cricket meeting – the Indian Premier League.

Indian train service‘ South Western Railway (SWR) zone. Hubballi Train Station entered the Guinness Book of Records for that have longest platform in the world, fairs 1,507 meters in length. Built at a cost of approx $2.44 millionthe new platform is part of the redesign of the Hubballi shipyard station and to accommodate the need to run additional trains in the future. Shree Siddharoodha Swamiji Hubballi Railway station is an important transport hub in the southern Indian state Karnataka. Hubballi-Dharwad is included in the smart city project at an estimated total cost of US$63.4 million. These efforts aim to improve the quality of life by creating hygienic, safe and functional public spaces and transforming the city into a futuristic urban hub.

The Indian hospitality is on the way back profitabilitywith all key figures such as revenue per available room (RevPAR), average room rate per day (ARR) and occupancy ahead of pre-pandemic levelsaccording to a report by the rating agency CareEdge. Industry RevPAR estimated to be achieved $48-$50 through the end of FY2023, reflecting marginal growth from FY2019 levels, thanks to the strong recovery in occupancy and average rates, driven primarily by the average daily room rate, coupled with domestic weddings and leisure travel as significant contributors in the Fiscal 2023 Capitalizing on India’s G-20 presidency, the Cricket World Cup and the resumption of outbound travel and robust domestic leisure travel, the sector’s average daily room rate is expected to continue to rise in fiscal 2024, the report said.

Indian Aviation Guardian Directorate-General for Civil Aviation (DGCA) approved AirIndia‘s long-pending application to allow the airline to use a shared pool of pilots for different types of aircraft. A small group of the airline’s cockpit crew can now switch between them Boeing 777 And 787 Airplanes on a trial basis to accommodate growing pilot shortages. To transition from one type to another, the pilots — some flying Boeing 777s and others Boeing 787s — receive classroom and simulator training. After that, they can fly the new type for at least 150 hours and make at least 10 landings.

India is among the top six source markets for Seychellesaffirmed Bernadette WilleminDirector General of Destination Marketing for Tourism Seychelles. Willemin was part of the Tourism Association delegation that was recently in India to attend two of the biggest travel industry events in the country – South Asia Travel and Tourism Exhibition (SATTE) and Outbound Travel Mart (OTM) 2023. “As we continue to diversify our offering, India will prove to be a key accelerator given its young population’s love of travel and the Seychelles itself. We plan to invest more in India in the coming months and use different platforms, fairs and media relations,” Willemin said.

Russia will operate now more passenger flights To Indiaafter the two countries revised theirs bilateral aviation agreement. Under the amended agreement, Russian airlines will be able to operate up to 64 weekly flights To Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Goa, Amritsar And Ahmedabad. Aeroflot currently operates seven weekly flights to India. According to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Indian airlines are allowed to fly to six destinations in Russia, including Moscow and St. Petersburg. India has bilateral aviation agreements with around 116 countries. Any designated airline of a foreign country can operate to/from a point in India if designated as a point of contact in the agreement signed between India and the country concerned.

A Tigers and a tigress were reintroduced after 27 years at Madhav National Park in the central Indian state Madhya Pradesh in one fell swoop revival of the big cat population in the facility. Wildlife tourism is very popular in India and the number of visitors to tiger reserves has increased dramatically in recent years. The tiger was brought from Satpura National Park while the tigress was brought from Bandhavgarh National Park in the state. Three more tigers will be brought soon, he said Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Prime Minister of Madhya Pradesh. “The arrival of tigers will create employment opportunities at the local level. This will also increase the region’s economic prosperity,” he added. The state’s Kuno National Park recently became a new home for 20 cheetahs brought to South Africa from Namibia.

India’s youngest airline Akasa Air has announced the addition of new routes from the western city of Ahmedabad and connects it to Lucknow, Goa and Hyderabad. Effective March 15, 2023the airline will establish a connection Ahmedabad with twice daily non-stop flights To Hyderabad as well as to goa‘s new international airport Manohar. The airline will also offer daily non-stop flights between Bagdogra and Bengaluru from April 17. This network expansion is a significant milestone and marks the airline’s entry into the state of West Bengal, which will allow it to strengthen its domestic presence in the eastern part of the country.

The Indian hotel company Limited (IHCL), which owns the Taj Hotel Group, has announced the opening of Ginger Chandigarh, Zirakpur, a satellite city in northern India. With 102 roomsa meeting area, a banquet hall and a fitness center, the hotel is strategically located nearby Chandigarh International Airport. The hotel was developed in partnership with Dhillon Group, an industrial company in North India active in sectors such as retail, real estate, entertainment, IT and chemicals, among others. With the addition of this hotel, IHCL will have two hotels in Chandigarh.

AirAsia Indiain cooperation with the aviation regulatory authority Directorate-General for Civil Aviation (DGCA), integrated the pilots Flight service logbook directly from his crew management system to the eGCA platform. The eGCA is a single-window e-governance platform that aims to provide transparency, accountability and ease of doing business to its various stakeholders. This initiative will Digitize processes and eliminate the need for pilotsfulfill their flight and simulator tasks by hand performed in physical logs during their careers. In addition to providing accurate, real-time pilot flight hours, this integration will also facilitate the timely submission of applications for pilot licensing, renewal and confirmation by eliminating multiple data validation steps.

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