Published on : Tuesday, March 7, 2017
As explained by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Czech Republic Milan Hovorka on Friday, there has been a fifty percent increase in the number of Indian tourists in Czech Republic in comparison to last year. He expressed these numbers while inaugurating a function of VFS Global Service’s Visa Center.
To quote Hovorka, ‘’ Last year, around 66,000 Indian tourists visited the country. We hope the number will touch one lakh soon. With the opening of new visa centre in Kochi, we expect more visitors will come to our country.’’
He also mentioned that Czech Republic of late has become a prime tourist attraction for international visitors. To quote the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, ‘’ by mid-2017, around 16 visa centers will become operational in India. We also plan to set up a visa centre at Thiruvananthapuram by the time.’’ However officials divulged that a sister-city agreement is in the offing to attract visitors in India as well as Czech Republic.
To quote Hovorka, ‘’as part of showcasing our country’s destinations, we have asked filmmakers of the Hindi film industry to shoot parts of their movies at tourist places of Czech Republic. This will boost the tourism prospects of the country.’’