3/6 India’s visas quota has been reduced from 25,000 a year to just 15,000.
This year, the Indian government will accept only 3,000 more visa applications than in 2016.
While this means that the government is accepting only about half of the 3,100-odd applications that were accepted last year, this does not seem to be affecting the flow of tourists visiting the country.
As per data from the Immigration Department, India is expected to be home to about 3,200 million visitors this year, an increase of around 50% over the 3.8 million who visited in 2016 and almost double the figure from last year.
As the number of Indian visitors to the US continues to grow, so does the demand for Indian-made goods, according to the Indian tourism company Ilta Soma.
In 2016, Indian visitors made up about 4.5% of total Indian tourism spending, but by 2019 that figure had risen to 15.4% of the country’s GDP, according a report by Iltas Tourism Research and Consulting.
The US has welcomed India’s growing popularity with a series of new rules that it has put in place to encourage more Indians to visit the country and to encourage people to visit.
But India is not alone in its attempts to control the numbers of visitors coming to the country from the US.
The European Union, which has more than 180 million people living in the European Union and has a visa quota of 1.4 million, is also struggling with the influx of Indian tourists.
The quota, which began in 2014, is set to expire in 2021, meaning that the EU has limited capacity to process the numbers coming in.
India, which is not part of the EU but does have a visa waiver, has been working with the European Commission and other partners to increase the number and the number is slowly starting to improve.
At the moment, Indian tourism is booming in China, where the Indian economy has been growing rapidly for the past five years.
In 2018, the country hosted a record 7.6 million Chinese visitors, a jump of 1% over last year’s figure.
China has also welcomed more Indian tourists this year than any other country, according the Indian Embassy in Beijing.
In the first seven months of this year the Indian tourist arrivals to China increased by nearly 8% from the same period last year and are expected to continue increasing in 2019.
While the Indian and Chinese governments have come together to tackle the problem of the Indian visa quota, some critics are worried that India will have to pay a huge price to the Chinese government.
According to a report from the Economic Times newspaper, the annual cost of processing visa applications at the Chinese consulate in New York is estimated to be $5,500.
It says that while the US has agreed to increase visa quotas, it is yet to commit to doubling the number allowed to enter the country by 2020.
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