India has introduced a new system for citizens to get visas, but the country’s immigration officials have said it will not be enough to stop the rise of travel fraud.
India’s travel industry, once a bastion of cheap, easy travel, has become increasingly sophisticated, with companies that charge for services and services in the middle of crowded travel markets.
This month, Indian government officials announced a crackdown on “middlemen,” which they said are people who charge fees for the right to work in a country, often through social media.
The government said the new rules would help identify “illegal brokers,” who charge tourists and expatriates to make trips abroad.
But some experts say India needs more stringent controls to stop fraudulent business.
In an open letter to the government, the Association of Indian Travel Agents and Brokers (AITB) said the measures could be helpful, but they could also be a distraction.
“These measures could make it harder for people to go abroad,” said Anil K. Sharma, the group’s director general.
“This could mean that they won’t be coming back, and they may get stranded or may not be able to get a visa to go back.”
India’s tourism industry has struggled to attract tourists.
Last year, the country recorded a record 9.9 million tourists, a decline of about 8% from the previous year.
But the country remains home to some of the world’s largest diaspora populations, including a large Indian diasporic community.
The number of Indian-origin people in the United States has grown by more than 15 million over the past decade, according to the Pew Research Center.
Critics say the government’s measures will only make things worse, saying the new restrictions could force some expatriate communities to stay in the country.
It’s a delicate balancing act, said Sanjay R. Mehta, who teaches international relations at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He noted that in some countries, such as the U.S., governments can impose restrictions, but it’s not the same.
In India, though, the government has been willing to put its stamp of approval on the travel industry.
“The government has the ability to make rules, and if you’re not following the rules, you can be arrested,” Mehtab said.
AITBs and others have called on the government to restrict the practice of “middleman” travel, which they say can be exploited to charge tourists for services in India.
Some travel agents say they are already losing clients because of the new requirements.
Travel agents have been lobbying the government on the issue, saying many Indians have fled the country for fear of fraud.
“We are seeing a lot of people being put on hold, and people who were going to leave India to go to the United Kingdom have been put on a wait list, and now the wait list is for a visa,” said Nirmala Sharma, who manages the Indian-owned travel agency Cushman International Travel.
As part of its crackdown, the Indian government is also launching an online portal to help people verify their identities.
However, even with these new rules, travel agents are worried about the new measures.
They said it would take time to enforce them and said they are worried that some expats may end up stranded abroad because of them.
Indian travelers who use fake ID to get in India have said they have been left stranded, including those who were traveling to the U., United Kingdom, France and Spain.
Last month, two U.K. tourists were left stranded in a hotel room after they were refused a visa by the Indian Embassy, according the U .
K.’s Telegraph newspaper.
The two tourists, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly, said they had been told by the consulate that they could not leave the country, which led to their temporary detention.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the two were granted a temporary visa because they “appeared to be in good health” and had been allowed to leave the hotel by the U.’s immigration department.
The two said they later learned the two had been detained for three days before being released.
While it is not clear how many Indian-based travelers have been detained in the past week, the U.-K.
government said it was aware of one case in which a U.A.E. tourist was detained for more than a week in the U-K.
city of Hyderabad.
The embassy in India declined to comment.