Bangladesh Accounts for Highest Share of Tourist Arrivals followed by USA and UK in May 2016

Published on : Thursday, June 16, 2016

indian tourism3.7% growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in May 2016 over the same period in 2015. Bangladesh accounts for highest share of tourist arrivals followed by USA and UK in April 2016. Rs.10, 285 crores Foreign Exchange earned through tourism in May 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 May, 2016.

 

Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs):

• FTAs during the Month of May, 2016 were 5.29 lakh as compared to FTAs of 5.1 lakh during the month of May, 2015 and 4.65 lakh in May, 2014. There has been a growth of 3.7% in May, 2016 over May, 2015.

 

• FTAs during the period January- May, 2016 were 36.36 lakh with a growth of 9.1% as compared to the FTAs of 33.32 lakh with a growth of 4.0% in January- May, 2015 over January- May, 2014.

 

• The Percentage share of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India during May, 2016 among the top 15 source countries was highest from Bangladesh (20.48%) followed by USA (15.68%), UK (7.56%), Malaysia (3.74%), Sri Lanka (3.39%), China (3.24%), Japan (2.69%), Canada (2.62%), Germany (2.48%), Australia (2.42%), Singapore (2.23%), France (2.14%), Nepal (2.06%), Pakistan (1.73%), and Oman (1.66%).

 

• The Percentage share of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India during May 2016 among the top 15 ports was highest at Delhi Airport (26.37%) followed by Mumbai Airport (17.30%), Haridaspur Land check post (11.78%),Chennai Airport (9.03%), Bengaluru Airport (7.54%), Kolkata Airport (4.66%), Cochin Airport (3.89%), Hyderabad Airport (3.71%), Gede Rail (2.73%), Trivandrum Airport (1.76%), Ahmadabad Airport (1.68%), Tiruchirapalli Airport (1.67%), Attari-Wagah (1.38%), Goa Airport (0.82%), and Ghojadanga land check post (0.65%).

 

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

 

• FEEs during the month of May, 2016 were Rs.10,285 crore as compared to Rs.9,505 crore in May, 2015 and Rs. 7,936 crore in May, 2014.

 

• The growth rate in FEEs in rupee terms during May, 2016 over May, 2015 was 8.2% as compared to the growth of 19.8% in May, 2015 over May, 2014.

 

• FEEs from tourism in rupee terms during January- May 2016 were Rs. 62,333 crore with a growth of 14.4% as compared to the FEE of Rs. 54,471 crore with a growth of 7.3% during January- May, 2015 over January- May, 2014.

 

• FEEs in US$ terms during the month of May, 2016 were US$ 1.537 billion as compared to FEEs of US$ 1.491 billion during the month of May, 2015 and US$ 1.337 billion in May, 2014.

 

• The growth rate in FEEs in US$ terms in May, 2016 over May, 2015 was 3.1% compared to the growth of 11.5% in May, 2015 over May, 2014.

 

• FEE from tourism in US$ terms during January- May, 2016 were US$ 9.270 billion with a growth of 6.5% as compared to the US$ 8.705 billion with a growth 4.9% during January- May, 2015 over January- May, 2014.

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