Thursday, December 29, 2016

Surge in Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) by 9.3% in November 2016

India registered a 9.3% growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in the month of November 2016 compared to November 2015.

During November 2016, a cumulative of 8.91 lakh foreign tourists arrived compared to 8.16 lakh and 7.65 lakh during the same period in 2015 and 2014, respectively.

During January- November 2016, a cumulative of 78.53 lakh tourists arrived as compared to 71.14 lakh during January-November 2015, registering a growth of  10.4% .

Top 15 source countries of FTAs in India during  November, 2016 (in %)
                                   Source: PHD Research Bureau; Compiled from Ministry of Tourism

Majority of the Foreign tourists arrived from USA (15.53%) followed by UK (11.21%), Bangladesh (10.72%), Canada (4.66%), Russian Fed (4.53%), Australia (4.04%), Malaysia (3.65%), Germany (3.53%),  China (3.14%), France (2.88%),      Sri Lanka (2.49%), Japan (2.49%), Singapore (2.16%), Nepal (1.46%) and Thailand (1.37%). 

Top 15 ports in tourist arrivals during  November, 2016  (in %)
Source: PHD Research Bureau; Compiled from Ministry of Tourism

Indian ports attracted majority of the Foreign tourists were Delhi Airport (32.71%) followed by Mumbai Airport (18.51%), Chennai Airport (6.83%), Bengaluru Airport (5.89%), Haridaspur Land check post (5.87%), Goa Airport (5.63%), Kolkata Airport (3.90%), Cochin Airport (3.29%), Hyderabad Airport (3.14%),  Ahmadabad Airport (2.76%), Trivandrum Airport (1.54%), Trichy Airport (1.53%), Gede Rail (1.16%), Amritsar Airport (1.15%), and Ghojadanga land check post (0.82%)

India registered a 12% growth in Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) through tourism in the month of November 2016 compared to November 2015.

India’s foreign exchange earnings through tourism stood at USD 2.14 billion in November 2016 as compared to USD 1.912 billion and USD 1.853 billion during November 2015 and November 2014, respectively.

Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from tourism in USD terms during January- November, 2016 were USD 20.671 billion with a growth of 9.1% as compared to the USD 18.945 billion with a growth 4.3% during January November, 2015 over January- November,  2014.

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