Archive June 2019

29 Jun 2019

Travel packages for Indian tourists: Sri Lanka Tourism

Sri Lanka Tourism is innovating by introducing tour packages for Indian travelers. Since more and more and more Indians are now traveling out of the country, Sri Lanka is trying to attract some to their island. About five new packages have been released for the Indian tourists by the country’s tourism department. Tourism dropped by about 70% than the year 2018. As per the sources, the number of tourists dropped from 2.3M in 2018 to 9.3K after the attacks in April 2019. The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka and the Sri Lankan Airlines have been collaborating with the local tour agencies to draft these new tour packages. These contain deals and discounted prices of about 30 to 60 percent for the tourist attractions in the country. Accommodation, air tickets, transportation, and other add-ons are also comprised in the packages. The number of flights has been increased to 123 per week from 12 major cities in India. Combinations for locations in Sri Lanka like Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara, Eliya, Sigiriya, and the South Coast have been introduced to be chosen from. These offers are valid from June 10 to September 30, 2019.


28 Jun 2019

No capping on H-1B visa quota; confirms Mike Pompeo

This news sure relieves the H-1B visa applicants. The approach towards localization of India’s data was affecting the North American enterprises like the Visa and MasterCard. As per the sources, the US was scheming to limit the number of H-1B visa candidates entering the country. However, the Secretary of the State, Mike Pompeo cleared the tension by overturning the hearsay, stating that there will be no capping on the H1-B visa quota. India is among the largest outsourcer of skilled tech workers. Limiting the quota was only going to hurt the American tech-giants. The dominance of US technology is, although partly, affected because of its popularity among the most proficient techies across the globe, mentioned India’s IT Trade Association Nasscom at the beginning of the wafting rumours. According to the statistics, there will be about 1.4M more jobs in software development in 2020 than the candidates who will apply for them. Also, by the year 2030, it is a possibility that the economy of the US could experience the backlash of $162 billion-worth (Rs 11 lakh crore) revenues per annum unless more software workers are employed.


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