The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) marks September 27 as the World Tourism Day, which is celebrated to highlight the importance of tourism and its social, economic and cultural values.
Like every year, the World Tourism Day has an official host. Bangkok has been chosen to host the official celebrations of the day this year. The theme for this year's World Tourism Day is "Tourism for All," which encourages people to travel and enjoy experiences.
Tourism is a major source of economy for many countries. In India, there have been several measures in place to encourage foreign tourists to visit the country. In 2015, Foreign exchange earnings from tourism reached $20 billion.
For travel enthusiasts, there are plenty of beautiful destinations to explore and one lifetime may not be enough to visit them all. But international travels require planning and visa approvals. Indians who wish to make last minute travel plans to international destinations, have several places to visit without worrying about applying for a visa.
There are more than 50 countries where Indians can travel without visa and about 30 places, which can grant a visa-on-arrival. Below are the list of countries that do not require visas for Indians and places, which facilitate visas on arrival. Bangkok, this year's official World Tourism Day host, requires visa-on-arrival.
No visas required
|Hong Kong||Cape Verde|
|South Korea (Jeju)||Djibouti|
|Dominica||Sao Tome & Principe|
|St. Kitts & Nevis||Tajikistan|
|St. Vincent & Grenadines||St. Lucia|
|Trinidad & Tobago||Nicaragua|
|Turks & Caicos Islands||Bolivia|
|British Virgin Islands||Guyana|
Visa-on-arrival (via MakeMyTrip)
|Asia||Africa||South America||North America||Oceania||Europe|
|Thailand||Mauritius||Ecuador||British Virgin Islands||Cook Islands||Macedonia|
|Macau||Tanzania||Saint Kitts and Nevis||Nauru|
|Maldives||Djibouti||Trinidad & Tobago||Palau|
|Jordan||Sao Tome & Principe||Montserrat||Vanuatu|
|Laos||Guinea-Bissau||Turks & Caicos Islands|
|South Korea (Jeju)||Gambia|