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Consequently, the numbers of foreign travelers to the USA for 2017 were not known. Wednesday she published the prognosis with the numbers for 2017, which showed a decrease in the number of Indian travelers. Previously, 5.5 Lakhh Indians travelled to the US in 2009, down 8% on the year.
It was the time when the overall economic downturn had begun and travelers, such as businesses, business people and private persons, reduced their expenses, with travelling being the first victim. Since then, Indian visitor numbers have risen every year until 2016. NTTO predicts an upturn in the number of Indian travelers to the US from 2018 to 2022.
According to tourism sector reports, India's global tourism sector has grown steadily by 10-12% in recent years. "Recently there has been a perceived increase in the difficulty of traveling to the US, especially after some nationality limitations. However, this is a misperception, and for the right travelers, the US is as open as ever," said a Delhi-based agency that did not want to be called.
According to another agency, this is evidenced by the fact that the US routine 10-year term issued multiple-entry visa for most Indian candidates under the tourism categories (B1 and B2) for a cost of about 10,000-11, 000 US dollars. However, on the other side, Europe usually offers very temporary or very high fees.
Falling numbers in 2017 compared to 2016 is a mistake due to unsubstantiated fears," said another agency.