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Malaysia announces free e-visas for Indian travellers

Malaysia is a unique travel experience that is much different from its neighbors. Every year many Indians visit Malaysia to experience its serene beauty and rich culture. Malaysia has a ton of stuff to offer travelers and the latest thing it’s offering to all the Indian tourists is free e-visas.

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“You can now apply for the visa online and you will receive it in the comfort of your home within 48 hours,” Malaysian Minister of Tourism and Culture Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz has announced. He was leading a delegation from the country and the announcement was made during a press conference organized by the Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board at the Le Meridien Hotel in New Delhi on February 16.

Aziz further said the tourism board has waived the visa fee for Indian travelers and only a processing fee will be charged. One can apply for the visa by logging on to www.windowmalaysia.my. Only a $20 (Rs 1,342) processing fee will be charged, while the visa fee has been waived. He also said that it will not take more than 48 hours to apply for the visa online.

The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and Malaysia is keen to promote its four UNESCO heritage sites — Kinabalu National Park in Sabah, Gunung Mulu National Park in Sarawak, Melaka and George Town cities, and the archaeological heritage site of Lenggong Valley.

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Last year, from January to October, Malaysia had received a total of 5,40,530 Indian tourists. As eco-tourism is gaining traction, Malaysia is said to be pitching special interest packages for various options such as luxury travels, sports tourism, premium shopping and promoting the country as a choice destination for weddings and honeymoons.

While pitching viable and niche tourism at the SATTE (South Asia Travel and Tourism Exchange) 2017, its 24th edition,  Nazri Abdul Aziz also said that sustainable tourism development is not a cliche anymore, but is, in fact, a major founder for an economy that was more environmentally responsible.

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