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Travel industry seeks government intervention in visa delays

Numerous Indian travellers have been compelled to change or cancel their travel plans, thereby incurring losses on confirmed reservations for hotels and flights.

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The tourism sector has requested government assistance to help resolve the issue of significant delays in visa processing by Schengen nations, the US, and several other countries that are interrupting travel plans.

In a letter to the government, the Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI), an umbrella group that represents more than 2,500 travel agencies, raised a number of concerns and requested that the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) take immediate action to relax regulations in an effort to increase travel.

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