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CKGS Opens Morocco Visa Application Centre

  Mohamed MALIKI, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco

Cox & Kings Global Services (CKGS), has opened the new Morocco Visa Application and Information Centre in Mumbai. Mohamed MALIKI, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco inaugurated the new centre.

The centre in Mumbai is located at Dalamal Towers, A Wing, 4th Floor, Unit No: 410 - 412, Free Press Journal Marg, Nariman Point, Mumbai. In addition to the existing centres in the four key metros- Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata and the centres in Ahmedabad, Pune, Goa Indore and Bangalore; CKGS is set to open a new MVAICs in Hyderabad in June 2018.

Speaking on the occasion, Mohamed MALIKI said, “The ties between Morocco and India go back over several centuries and both the counties have enjoyed cordial bilateral relations over the years. The Government of India and Morocco have agreed on a newly revised air service agreement which will have certainly a positive impact on facilitating and boosting tourist movement between the two countries. Foreseeing the growth in the number of Indians travelling to Morocco, we needed to create a seamless experience for Indian travellers in applying for visas. The Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco is glad to entrust the responsibility to CKGS by appointing them as our representatives to open visa application centres in India.”

21% Indian Travellers Face Language Barriers During Travel

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Government to Recreate 20
Monuments Using 3D Technology
  (L-R) Taj Mahal, Ghats of Varanasi and Bodh Gaya

With a view to facilitate tourists visiting India, the Centre would be using 3D technology to digitally reconstruct 20 historic monuments in the next two years and put them in Delhi, a top government official said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi.

“By 3D printing we can create Taj Mahal, Ghats of Benares, Buddhist circuit and any heritage or any monument. So tourists coming in can see and decide what they like and where they want to go,” said Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, secretary, Department of Science & Technology (DST) while inaugurating an ASSOCHAM International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI).

He said that using the 3D technology one can track/decide own path with the help of a laser light and it would seem as if one was visiting that monument and could see exactly what one would have seen if one was actually walking there and it would give information like a tourist guide.
“You can stop, climb up, can change the perspective, or the sky be it morning or night sky as it depends on how you are going to view it,” said Prof. Sharma.


New Streamlined Visa for Indian Visitors to New Zealand
  The majestic Niagara Falls

Tourism New Zealand and Immigration New Zealand have launched an extension of the Tourism Industry Partnership (TIP) Programme to facilitate faster processing of visitor visa applications for Indian leisure travellers.

Riding on the success of the previous partnership between Immigration New Zealand (INZ), Tourism New Zealand (TNZ) and key travel agents, the Tourism Industry Partnership (TIP) Programme has now been extended to leisure agents.

The previous programme was launched in November 2014 and focussed on the business and incentive travel sector. It resulted in growth of incentive group trips worth NZ $ 22m in 4 years (FY14-FY17) with a 99 per cent approval rate.

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