India enjoys travel bookings boost after royal visit


THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s historic visit to India earlier this year has sparked an increase in holidaymakers booking trips to the country, according to travel firms. TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals saw a 25 per cent rise in bookings after the royal couple visited Mumbai, New Delhi and posed for an iconic image outside the Taj Mahal. Tourism has also been boosted by the introduction of online visas with new figures showing 1,15,677 tourists entered the country under the scheme in March, compared to 25,851 in March 2015. In addition, the visit in mid-April, the first time Prince William and…

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