Indian visa might be two times cheaper for Russians
Tourism minister of India Prakhlad Singh Patel has announced that 30-days electronic visa will cost two times cheaper. The authorities plan to correlate the price with the period of travelling to India.
Press Trust of India informs that the price for 30 days visa during the high season may be 25$, during the low season in April-June it may be only 10$. Tourists may get one-year visa for 40$ instead of 100$ as now, while five-year visa may cost 80$. But there is no definite date when this decision comes into the reality.
Tour operators for India already noted high price and technical problems in application process for online-visas. They hope that the decision might play a positive role for tourism from Russia to India. The same time, Russian travel agents are not so optimistic. Answering on a pool on tourdom.ru (online newspapaer for tourism professionals in Russia), most of them are not sure that the decision will be taken soon.
Eremeeva Marina BAGINET, Experience in Tourism Industry started in 1997. She worked in position of a manager and then the director of TA and TO companies in Russia. Later on she was co-owner of "4TOURS" TA. She graduated from Rostov State Pedagogical Institute (Russia) with specialization in Foreign Languages, and from Rostov Institute of International Economy with specialization in International Economy (Russia).