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India’s Foreign Tourist Arrivals grow in January 2016

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

india Taj Mahal touristIndia’s Ministry of Tourism has announced growth for the foreign tourist arrivals (FTA) in January 2016. The ministry announced 6.8% growth in January compare to same month last year.

The following are the important highlights regarding FTAs and and Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from tourism during the month of January 2016.

Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs):

FTAs during the Month of January 2016 were 8.44 lakh as compared to FTAs of 7.91 lakh during the month of January 2015 and 7.58 lakh in January 2014. There has been a growth of 6.8% in January 2016 over January 2015.

The Percentage share of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India during January 2016 among the top 15 source countries was highest from USA (15.29%) followed by Bangladesh (11.99%), UK (11.23%), Canada (4.87%), Australia (3.97%), Russian Federation (3.71%), Germany (3.27%), France (2.98%),Sri Lanka (2.97%), China (2.74%), Malaysia (2.59%), Japan (2.38%), Rep. of Korea (1.82%), Nepal (1.76%) and Afghanistan (1.62%).              

The Percentage share of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India during January 2016 among the top 15 ports was highest at Delhi Airport (28.38%) followed by Mumbai Airport (19.59%), Chennai Airport (7.92%), Haridaspur Land check post (6.58%), Bangalore Airport (5.72%), Goa Airport (5.68%), Kolkata Airport (3.92%), Cochin Airport (3.86%), Ahmadabad Airport (3.48%), Hyderabad Airport (2.83%), Trivandrum Airport (1.84%), Gede Rail (1.51%), Tiruchirapalli Airport (1.26%), Amritsar Airport (0.82%) and Sonauli Land check post (0.76%).

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

·     FEEs during the month of January 2016 were Rs. 13,669 crore as compared to Rs. 12,100 crore in January 2015 and Rs. 11,664 crore in January 2014.

·     The growth rate in FEEs in rupee terms during January 2016 over January 2015 was 13.0% as compared to a positive growth of 3.7% in January 2015 over January 2014.

·     FEEs in US$ terms during the month of January 2016 were US$ 2.032 billion as compared to FEEs of US$ 1.945 billion during the month of January 2015 and US$ 1.880 billion in January 2014.

·     The growth rate in FEEs in US$ terms in January 2016 over January 2015 was 4.5% compared to a positive growth of 3.5% in January 2015 over January 2014.

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