Get Your Travel Agency Found In Local Search With These SEO Tips

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Almost everyone is looking online to find deals whenever they have a yearning to travel or if they need to head out of town on business. With the advent of websites allowing people to book themselves, it’s not more important than ever for travel agencies to be found online in order compete. Let’s face it, some people are just going to book themselves. While others, will be looking for a local travel agency to take care of it all for them if they are too busy or just don’t want to go through the steps to book on their own. This is precisely why your travel agency needs to be found at the top of local search engine results. Wouldn’t you rather a prospective traveler find you rather than your competitor? You can help your website’s search position with the tips below or you can hire a search engine optimization company to get you even better results.

Local SEO really is the main thing that you need to concern yourself with at this moment in time. This is due to Google really placing more of an emphasis on this type of SEO as they want general searches to be far more specific and able to throw up more relevant content for the end user. So, what that means for a travel agency business is that there is a need to do various things to really help you to be found in those local searches. However, the good news is that it is a lot easier, and cheaper to do, than you may have initially thought.

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Travel Apps You Must Have – The Top Ten

From Travel Guides to Public Bathroom locators, the Top 10 Must Have Travel Apps is a great infographic that lists some very helpful apps that you will find useful before, during and after travelling. Check it out and you may find yourself downloading at least one (if not all ten) useful apps.

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Traveling to India? Here are the Visa Requirements

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Indian visas are available from Indian Consular Offices around the world, on payment of visa fee. Click here to for addresses of Indian Consulates/ Missions in your country.

UK citizens have to pay visa fee. Applications for multiple and single entry visas are accepted. Indian visas are necessary for all foreigners visiting India.

There are several kinds of visas including Entry Visa, Tourist Visa, Business Visa, Long terms visa(upto 5 years with multiple entry facilities) etc. are available. Also Collective Landing Permits are available for foreign tourists in groups.

VISA EXTENSIONS:

Tourists visas are available for a maximum period of 180 days. No charge are levied for visa extension within the maximum period of 180 days. Identical passport photographs are required. However, in case of an extension beyond 180 days, which is allowed only in exceptional cases, an extension fee is charged. Tourists from other countries are advised to check current applicable visa fee/visa extension fees with government of India Tourist Offices or Indian Consular Offices located in their respective countries.

SPECIAL PERMITS:

Special permits can be obtained if specifically asked for while applying for a visa or they may be obtained after arrival in India.
The FRROs (Foreigners’ Regional Registration Offices) in Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta and the Chief Immigration Officer in Madras can issue the same as well as group permits. This permit is valid for a maximum period of 15 days only. Permits must be applied for at least two weeks in advance for group tourists.

PERMITS ARE REQUIRED FOR THE FOLLOWING PLACES:

North Eastern Frontiers: Permits are available at the FRRos in Delhi, Calcutta, Bombay and with the Chief Immigration Officer in Madras.
Andaman Islands: Permits are obtainable from an Indian Embassy or Consular Offices abroad or from the FRROs in Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta and the Chief Immigration Officer in Madras.