E-visas boost 🇮🇳 tourism

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According to tourism ministry data, last year, between Jan-Dec, 2015 a total of 4,45,300😳 tourists📸 arrived in 🇮🇳after introducing the e-tourist visas🎫 showing a growth📈 of 1040.4%. The facility for applying for visas🎫 online was started in Nov 2014, but there were problems initially as several had to be returned to their countries for not having documentation, because the e-visas🎫 were incorrectly termed as visas-on-arrival. As per the World 🌍Economic Forum report, 🇮🇳has jumped from 65th to 52nd rank (13 positions) in the Tourism and Travel Competitive Index. Countries with highest tourists were: UK🇬🇧 @ 23.81%, US🇺🇸 @ 19.59%, Russia🇷🇺 @9.33%, followed by Australia, Germany, France, Canada, China, South Korea, and Ukraine. The maximum number of arrivals were at New Delhi🌆 @ 36.23%, followed by Mumbai🌃 airport @ 21.90% & Goa🏖 @ 16.54%

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