Foreign Tourist Arrivals Register 1.7% Growth In October 2015 Vs Same Period Last Year

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Contribution of Tourism To Economy
  • 1.7% growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in October 2015 over the same period in 2014
  • Bangladesh accounts for highest share of Tourist Arrivals in October 2015
  • 9611 Crore Foreign Exchange earned through Tourism in October 2015

As per the Ministry of Tourism’s recently released estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration (BOI) and Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from tourism on the basis of data available from Reserve Bank of India, following are the important highlights regarding FTAs and FEEs from tourism during the month of October 2015:

 Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs)

  • FTAs during the Month of October 2015 were 6.80 lakh as compared to FTAs of 6.68 lakh during the month of October 2014 and 5.98 lakh in October 2013. There has been a growth of 1.7% in October 2015 over October 2014.
  • FTAs during the period January-October 2015 were 62.88 lakh with a growth of 4.3%, as compared to the FTAs of 60.28 lakh with a growth of 11.4% in January- October 2014 over January- October 2013.
  • The Percentage share of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India during October  2015 among the top 15 source countries was highest from Bangladesh (15.22%), followed by USA (12.99%), UK (11.31%), Sri Lanka (3.69%), Germany (3.62%), Canada (3.58%), Australia (3.37%), Malaysia (3.03%), France (3.01%), Nepal (2.67%),China (2.55%), Japan (2.42%), Russian Fed (2.03%),Singapore (1.65%) and Pakistan (1.59%). These top 15 countries account for 72.73% of total FTAs during October 2015.
  • The Percentage share of  Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India during October  2015 among the top 15 ports was highest at Delhi Airport (33.95%) followed by Mumbai Airport (16.90%), Haridaspur Land check post (8.73%), Chennai Airport (7.50%), Bengaluru Airport (6.19%), Kolkata Airport (3.64%), Hyderabad Airport (2.98%), Cochin Airport (2.79%), Ahmedabad Airport (1.86%), Gede Rail (1.77%), Goa Airport (1.75%), Amritsar Airport (1.53%), Trivandrum Airport (1.38%), Attari Wagha Land check post (1.11%) and Tiruchirapalli Airport (1.07%). These top 15 ports account for 93.15% of total FTAs during October 2015.

Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from Tourism in India in rupee terms and in US$ terms

  • FEEs during the month of October 2015 were`9,611 crore as compared to `10,041 crore in October 2014 and `8,645 crore in October 2013.
  • The FEEs in rupee terms during October 2015 registered a decline of 4.3% over October 2014 as compared to positive growth of 16.1% in October 2014 over October 2013.
  • FEEs from tourism in rupee terms in January-October 2015 were `1,01,348 crore with a growth of 2.5% as compared to the FEE of `98,901 crore with a growth of 16.3% during January-October 2014 over January- October 2013.
  • FEEs in US$ terms during the month of October 2015 were US$ 1.477 billion as compared to FEEs of US$ 1.636 billion during the month of October 2014 and US$ 1.404 billion in October 2013.
  • The FEEs in US$ billion in October 2015 registered a decline of 9.7%  over October 2014 as compared to positive growth of 16.5% in October 2014 over October 2013.
  • FEEs from tourism in US$ terms during January-October 2015 were US$ 15.930 billion with a negative growth of 2.4% as compared to the US$ 16.314 billion with a positive growth of 10.2% during January-October 2014 over January-October  2013.
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