Tourism Australia in talks with Air India, Jet Airways, Qantas for increased connectivity

    Tourism Australia country head India and Gulf Nishant Kashikar stated Tourism Australia is in talks with various airlines including Air IndiaJet Airways and Qantas Airways for increased connectivity between India and Australia (PTI, 25-Sep-2017). Other initiatives to attract more Indian visitors to Australia include a focus on content “both on the traditional mediums and on the digital medium”. Mr Kashikar explained: “We are also engaging with travel trade partners including around 3500 Aussie specialist travel agents”. Online submission of visa applications for Indian passport holders is another very important step that has been recently taken, Mr Kashikar said.