Published on : Tuesday, May 16, 2017
If one wants to visit the Eiffel Tower or the Sacre-Coeur this year, then there is good news in the awaiting as French embassy in association with VFS Global is about to open a tourism kiosk in the city for the first time.
Tourists can use the kiosk to find out about the various destinations in France. Besides, they can also book tickets for city tours, concerts, and passes for the likes of the Louvre and Eiffel Tower. One can do this at the same time with the visa application process. This step came in at the opportune time when the number of people visiting France from India in terms of business, studies, and tourism is undergoing an exponential growth ever since 2015. This was the time when the 48-hour visa processing time was introduced by the French government for Indian applicants.
To quote Alexandre Ziegler, Ambassador of France to India, ‘This is a global first. The kiosk will not only provide information about destinations in France, but will also enable travelers to completely plan their trip. Bengaluru is one of the fastest growing cities in terms of visa applications to France. Over 30,000 visa applications were processed from the city last year.’
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