17.1% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in India during July 2016 Over the Same Period in 2015

Published on : Saturday, August 20, 2016

download17.1% growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in July 2016 over the same period in 2015. Bangladesh accounts for highest share of tourist arrivals followed by USA and UK in July 2016. Rs.14, 319 crore Foreign Exchange earned through tourism in July 2016.

 

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. The following are the important highlights regarding FTAs and FEEs from tourism during the month of July, 2016.

 

Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs):

· FTAs during the Month of July, 2016 were 7.36 lakh as compared to FTAs of 6.28 lakh during the month of July, 2015 and 5.69 lakh in July, 2014. There has been a growth of 17.1% in July, 2016 over July, 2015.

· FTAs during the period January- July, 2016 were 49.22 lakh with a growth of 10.0% as compared to the FTAs of 44.73 lakh with a growth of 4.6% in January- July, 2015 over January- July, 2014.

· The Percentage share of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India during July, 2016 among the top 15 source countries was highest from Bangladesh (17.30%) followed by USA (16.51%), UK (11.67%), Malaysia (3.49%), France (3.12%), Sri Lanka (2.94%), Canada (2.66%), China (2.32%), Germany (2.31%), Japan (2.20%), Australia (2.20%), Nepal (2.04%), Oman (2.04%), UAE (1.99%) and Pakistan (1.66%).

· The Percentage share of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India during July, 2016 among the top 15 ports was highest at Delhi Airport (26.22%) followed by Mumbai Airport (17.04%), Chennai Airport (10.11%), Haridaspur Land check post (9.82%), Bengaluru Airport (7.31%), Cochin Airport (5.14%), Hyderabad Airport (5.04%),Kolkata Airport (4.20%), Gede Rail (1.97%), Ahmadabad Airport (1.91%), Trivandrum Airport (1.91%), Tiruchirapalli Airport (1.55%), Attari-Wagah Land check post (1.09%), Amritsar Airport (0.97%) and Ghojadanga land check post (0.71%).

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

· FEEs during the month of July, 2016 were Rs.14, 319 crore as compared to Rs.11,982 crore in July, 2015 and Rs.10,284 crore in July, 2014.

· The growth rate in FEEs in rupee terms during July, 2016 over July, 2015 was 19.5% as compared to the growth of 16.5% in July, 2015 over July, 2014.

· FEEs from tourism in rupee terms during January- July, 2016 were Rs. 87,384 crore with a growth of 15.0% as compared to the FEE of Rs. 76,017 crore with a growth of 9.5% during January- July, 2015 over January- July, 2014.

· FEEs in US$ terms during the month of July, 2016 were US$ 2.130 billion as compared to FEEs of US$ 1.884 billion during the month of July, 2015 and US$ 1.712 billion in July, 2014.
· The growth rate in FEEs in US$ terms in July, 2016 over July, 2015 was 13.1% compared to the growth of 10.0% in July, 2015 over July, 2014.

· FEE from tourism in US$ terms during January- July, 2016 were US$ 12.995 billion with a growth of 7.5% as compared to the US$ 12.087 billion with a growth 5.3% during January- July, 2015 over January- July, 2014.

 

Source:-PIB

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