In a bid to reinforce further trade relations between Australia and India, Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) president suggested to introduce visa on arrival facility for Indian visitors travelling to Australia. The same visa on arrival facility has already initiated by the Indian Government for Australian travelers.
Tourism plays a significant role in fortifying the mutual trade relations between the two nations. The president of IATO, Subhash Goyal, said that numerous Indians travel to Australia every year and therefore, visa-on-arrival facility must be extended by the Australian government.
The tenth largest market for Australia tourism is India. And for 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, the number of travelers is anticipated to increase severely.
Under the Trans-Tasman visa contract, a 10-week window has been announced for the 2015 Cricket World Cup that enables fans to apply for a single visa to travel New Zealand and Australia for a period of 10 weeks.
Conversely, tourism industry is suggesting that many countries including Australia need to ease the visa rules and regulations for Indians.
During the end of September 2014, Australia see around 15% increase in total number of Indian travelers on yearly basis.