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Published on : Friday, December 11, 2015
Indian Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly 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 November, 2015:
Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs)
· FTAs during the Month of November 2015 were 8.15 lakh as compared to FTAs of 7.65 lakh during the month of November 2014 and 7.34 lakh in November 2013. There has been a growth of 6.5% in November 2015 over November 2014.
· FTAs during the period January- November 2015 were 71.03 lakh with a growth of 4.5%, as compared to the FTAs of 67.94 lakh with a growth of 10.5% in January- November 2014 over January- November 2013.
· The Percentage share of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India during November 2015 among the top 15 source countries was highest from USA (15.76%) followed by Bangladesh (12.27%), UK (11.00%), Canada (4.52%), Australia (4.22%), Malaysia (3.43%), Russian Fed. (3.42%), Germany (3.34%), France (2.93%), Sri Lanka (2.89%), China (2.83%), Japan (2.51%), Singapore (2.19%), Nepal (1.77%) and Thailand (1.58%). These top 15 countries account for 74.66% of total FTAs during November 2015.
· The Percentage share of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India during November 2015 among the top 15 ports was highest at Delhi Airport (31.55%) followed by Mumbai Airport (17.71%), Chennai Airport (7.39%), Haridaspur Land check post (7.09%), Bengaluru Airport (6.26%), Goa Airport (4.61%),Kolkata Airport (3.91%), Hyderabad Airport (3.25%), Cochin Airport (3.10%), Ahmedabad Airport (2.63%), Tiruchirapalli Airport (1.64%), Trivandrum Airport (1.62%), Gede Rail (1.44%), Gaya Airport (1.10%) and Amritsar Airport (0.95%). These top 15 ports account for 94.25% of total FTAs during November 2015.