6.8% growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in India in January 2016

By | February 17, 2016

6.8% growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in January 2016 over the same period in 2015

USA accounts for highest share of Tourist Arrivals in January 2016

Rs. 13,669 crores Foreign exchange earned through Tourism in January 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 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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