India the new global test case for the power of visa on arrival | The Insight Files |

What's the relationship between the number of tourists who visit a country and its visa policy? Some excellent data on this question will soon become available from India, which last week rolled out a new visa-on-arrival policy for citizens of 43 countries, including the U.S. The new ruling is a long-awaited and much-needed one, with India currently accounting for only 0.8% of foreign tourist arrivals worldwide, or just under 7 million in 2013. This suggests that the kind of foreign direct investment needed is more from individual tourists than from big multinationals. Click here to learn more.