MUSAFIR.COM LAUNCHES ONLINE VISA APPLICATION
Travel site Musafir.com allows site users to apply for UAE tourist visas as well as other global tourist visas
Musafir.com, the UAE travel website, has launched an online visa application service. Tourist visas to the UAE and 14 other destinations can now be applied for and processed via musafir.com with minimum hassle.
It is the first travel provider in the GCC to introduce this service online. Under the procedure, applicants submit their application documentation and payment directly to the website. This new product is expected to increase in inbound as well as outbound travel.
This new product launch aligns with the UAE’s ambitious Vision 2021 that encompasses all elements that lay the foundation of a smart city, inclusive of the smarter travel industry. With the recent change in the UAE visa norms for GCC expats, travellers into the UAE from the GCC countries will now have to apply for their visa prior to their travel. With this product flexibility, there will be a noticeable shift of visa applications online.
“We are very excited to be launching this convenient new visa application service that will play a key role in attracting even more visitors to the UAE,” said Sachin Gadoya, managing director and co-founder of Musafir.com, pictured above. “We believe it’s imperative to make the travel process as easy as possible for the customer, and introducing this new product for visas is a milestone in our firm’s objectives of providing premium travel experiences,” he said.
There has been a 40% growth in inbound tourist visa applications from 2015 until now, according to the company
It revolutionised the sector by becoming the first corporate travel management company to introduce an online travel tool for corporate booking to the UAE in 2009.