The outbound tourism from India is on the rise, going by the steady year-on-year increase in visa applications in the last few years, a report has said.
The US, the UK, and China were among the top tourist destinations for which the maximum visa applications were received in the last two years, said the report by VFS Global, an outsourcing and technology services firm.
10% increase in visa applications from India in 2017
There was a 10% increase in visa applications from India in 2017 at 4.7mn compared to 4.3mn applications in 2016, the report said.
Top five destinations for which visa applications were processed (in 2016, 2017) were the US, Malaysia, the UK, Canada, and China, according to the data.
The report said visa applications for Thailand witnessed the sharpest increase in 2017 compared to 2016.