Theresa May rejects cheaper visas for Indian travellers plan

UKinbound voiced disappointment after prime minister Theresa May rejected calls to reduce the cost of a two-year multi-entry visa for visitors from India to the UK.

Whilst welcoming an extension to the Registered Travellers Scheme, UKinbound will continue to urge the government to improve its visa system for India as it did for China last year.

The organisation earlier called for a multi-entry visa to be introduced fro £87 for Indian visitors to the UK.

UKinbound chief executive Deirdre Wells said: “India is the most important of the BRIC economies for tourism and we want to make it as easy as possible to encourage visitors to come here.

“Just over 400,000 Indians visited the UK in 2015 and spent almost twice the amount of the average visitors.

“We will lose our competitive edge over other markets if we do not reform our visa regime for this key market.”

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