My Dear Friends,
The United States and India have seen significant growth in two-way travel and this year we are officially recognizing the potential for further growth of commercial and personal ties. Non-immigrant visa applications to the U.S. continue to increase every year, from 860,000 in 2013 to more than 1,100,000 in 2015.
In the 2015-2016 academic year, more than 160,000 Indian students came to the U.S. to study.
Nearly 1 million Indian tourists visited the United States in 2015 and spent over $9 billion.
Clearly, the United States offers the some of the best and affordable sightseeing, accommodation, shopping, dining, meeting and convention facilities making it a top destination. Working closely with the U.S. Embassy and Consulates, we have very ambitious plans for making the United States the number one destination for Indian tourists.
Team VUSACOM along with industry partners such as TAAI, TAFI and OTAI and with the help of Brand USA as well as our media partners looks forward to facilitate growth in travel numbers, create awareness about new destinations/places of attraction in the US and increase interactions through program and activities with U.S. based suppliers, destinations, hotels, airlines etc.