ETOA runs snapshot visa survey as campaign gathers pace
“At a political level, there is recognition of the importance and potential of tourism from these markets,” said Nick Greenfield, Head of Tour Operator Relations, “The number one impediment to this tourism undoubtedly remains the visa process. Schengen offers 25 countries, but there appear to be many inconsistencies in approach, while the UK has isolated itself and is surprised that countries such as Germany and France receive six and eight times as many Chinese tourists, respectively.
“Official statistics highlight approval rates, but the authorities need to know where the process falls short. The response to our in-depth survey last year was overwhelming, particularly in the Chinese and Indian markets. I would now urge anyone working in these five markets to take a few minutes to answer these four key questions and further help our work on this front.”
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