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Shripad Yesso Naik, Minister of State with Independent Charge for Tourism and Culture, Government of India, stated that 50 tourist circuits have been identified for development, which includes Cruise Tourism for Goa, Core Buddhist Circuit, and Pilgrimage Circuits. He announced this at a meeting organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in Goa.

Arjun Sharma, Co-Chair, CII National Committee on Tourism, and Managing Director, Le Passage to India said, “India can achieve its goal of attracting 12 million foreign tourists annually and to tackle the issues regarding visa, taxation, infrastructure, etc., it is important that the government and the private sectors cooperate and work together to reach the set targets and help the country become a major tourist destination.”

By the application of E-Visa, India will be placed as a global brand by making travel hassle free and user friendly and will also attract a large number of foreign tourists.

CII also proposed the creation of National Tourism Board which will comprise of the government, public and private players who can work in partnership and through a step by step approach, make key decisions over the existing visa procedures.