23 July 2008

India in top 5 "must-see" destinations

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Visa International has recently commissioned a survey spanning Asia Pacific to discover the top five "must-see" destinations in the region. Approximately 4,500 people from selected countries around Asia Pacific participated in the survey, and 27 per cent of these chose India to be their number one holiday destination, reports the Malaysian National News Agency.

Neilson, a market research company, conducted the survey across nine countries, including Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and India. 

More than half of the Indian respondents said they would like to see their own country's tourist attractions before travelling overseas, reports Hospitality Biz India. According to the Annual Report of the Ministry of Tourism 2007-08, domestic tourism rose by nearly 20 per cent during 2006, from 380 million to 462 million sightseers.

In related news, CNN Money reports India is becoming a favourite destination for foreign skilled workers.  Over 30,000 migrants live and work in India now, and the Indian government are keen to accept more migrant workers, particularly in the fashion, healthcare, and biotechnology industries.

The Worldwide Visa Bureau is an independent consulting company specialising in India visa and immigration services.

Article by Jessica Bird, Worldwide Visa Bureau.

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