Hornbill Festival attracts record number of tourists

Published on : Friday, December 8, 2017

Hornbill FestivalThe North East India is celebrating Hornbill Festival, which attracts huge tourists with a record number of 9430 visitors on Day 7.



Throughout the festival so far has attracted 1, 15, 513 already beating last year’s record with three days to go at the main venue in Naga Heritage Village, Kisama.




Impressively, the arrival of foreign and domestic tourists has dramatically increased at 1724 and 19708 respectively. It has already surpassed the highest foreign tourists’ arrival of 1646 last year and highest domestic tourists’ attendance of 19690 in 2015.




The 2016 edition attracted the lowest overall in the last three editions with 1, 12, 604 visitors – comprising of 12962 domestic, 1646 foreign tourists and 95996 locals.




It remains to be seen whether the 2017 edition can surpass the record total attendance of 2, 24,113 in 2015.




The international tourists ranged from Japan in the east to the US and UK in the west, to Israel in the Middle East Israel and from as far as South Africa.



The tourists were seen enthusiastically participating at the Naga Pineapple Eating Competition held on December 6.




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