In a bid to attract wealthy travelers and business executives, the UK’s prime minister, David Cameron announced that the government is planning to expand 24-hour fast-track visa program to various nations.
The super-priority service is already in place in India and china and will extend to various countries such as the Philippines, United Arab Emirates and Thailand from April.
The government is planning to attract tourists from the UAE as they spend around £2,500 per visit to the UK, while 75,000 Thai travelers spent £117m in previous year.
Cameron considers that simplifying time-taking intricate of visa rules will make Britain the most attractive destination and lure visitors from rich economies. He added that the same-day visa scheme will be extended to South Africa and Turkey.