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Single Visa Fast Tracks Indian Interest

11 February 2014

Single Visa Fast Tracks Indian Interest

The India New Zealand Business Council (INZBC) congratulates the Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF) and Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) for coming together and encouraging both the Australian and New Zealand governments for creating a single visa for visiting cricket fans attending the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2015.

"This initiative, which we believe is a first for both countries, has bowled us over" says INZBC chairman Sunil Kaushal. "What a fantastic initiative to encourage visitors from India, where cricket is held in such high regard by so many, will surely result in a vast number of fans visiting both countries in 2015".

Indian cricket fans will be able to apply for one visa for both Australia and New Zealand and will pay only one fee. It will make traveling between the two countries seamless for the duration of the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2015.

"The INZBC will play a role in the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2015 by encouraging high net worth Indian business leaders to visit, and New Zealand businesses to consider exploring new opportunities in India through their mutual interest in the sport" says Kaushal.

“The Council also welcomes the collaborative approach of the immigration departments of both countries for enabling this initiative to proceed.”

This decision has come at an appropriate time, just when the tickets are going for sale soon.

Tourism industry experts are hoping that this announcement will be a precursor to further liberalisation of trans-Tasman travel.

INZBC welcomes this move that will help travel & tourism in both countries.

About INZBC:
Since 1988, the India New Zealand Business Council (INZBC) has promoted and encouraged trade in goods and services, investment, scientific, technical and economic cooperation between India and New Zealand. INZBC is a member-based independent organisation, not-for-profit incorporated society, which exists for three purposes:
• To lobby and inform government on trade-related matters
• To disseminate information and know-how on doing business between the two countries
• To facilitate business development on behalf of members through leveraging networks

ENDS

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