Rank of India in World Tourism Industry

By | July 20, 2016
(Last Updated On: July 20, 2016)

Rank of India in World Tourism Industry

State Wise Number of Foreign Tourists Visiting India  

As per the UNWTO Barometer (Volume 14, May 2016), during 2015, India ranks 40th in terms of International Tourists Arrivals.

The number of Foreign Tourist Visits (FTVs) to different States/UTs during 2013, 2014 and 2015 is given below. This information is not available for the year 2016.

As per the 2nd Tourism Satellite Account of India – 2009-10 and subsequent estimation for the next three years namely 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13, the contribution of tourism to total Employment in the Country during 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 were 10.17%, 10.78%, 11.49% and 12.36%, respectively.

The FTVs during 2015 was highest in West (30.6%) followed by South (29.1%), North (28.4%), East (11.4%) and North East (0.5%). The region-wise number of FTVs during 2013, 2014 and 2015 is also given below.

As per the Report of the ‘Working Group on Tourism’ for the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-2017) set up by the then Planning Commission, the requirement of additional hotel rooms under classified category in 2016 over 2010 is estimated to be 1,90,108.

Construction of hotels is primarily a private sector activity. The Ministry of Tourism, however, has advised the State Governments/UT Administrations to follow tourism friendly policies for augmenting hotel room supply like allotting land sites for hotels on revenue sharing basis, granting extra Floor Space Index (FSI)/ Floor Area Ratio (FAR) for hotels, adopt Single Window approach for clearing hotel projects, rationalization of taxes, etc.

To encourage the growth of budget hotels, the following incentives were announced by the Government:

Ø    Extension of Investment Linked tax incentives under Section 35AD of the Income Tax Act to new hotels of 2-Star category and above anywhere in India, which will facilitate growth of Accommodation in the country.

Ø    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has de-linked credit for hotel projects from Commercial Real Estate (CRE), thereby enabling hotel projects to avail credit at relaxed norms and reduced interest rates.

Ø    Hotel and Tourism related industry has been declared a high priority industry and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is allowed upto 100% under the automatic route.

The Ministry of Finance, Government of India has also included the following in the “Harmonised list of Infrastructure Sub Sector” to boost supply of hotel rooms in the country:

Ø    Three Star or higher category classified hotels located outside cities with population of more than 1 million.

Ø    Hotels with a project cost of more than Rs.200 crore each in any place in India and of any star rating.

NUMBER OF FOREIGN TOURIST VISITS (FTVS) TO DIFFERENT STATES/UTS DURING 2013, 2014 AND 2015:  (SOURCE: STATE/ UNION TERRITORY TOURISM DEPARTMENTS)

 

Sl. No. State/ UT 2013 2014 2015
1 Andaman & Nicobar Island 14742 17235 14674
2 Andhra Pradesh 69552 66333 237854
3 Arunachal Pradesh 10846 5204 5705
4 Assam 17638 21537 24720
5 Bihar 765835 829508 923737
6 Chandigarh 40124 28365 29538
7 Chhattisgarh 3886 7777 6394
8 Dadra & Nagar Haveli 1582 1799 1797
9 Daman & Diu 4814 4620 5858
10 Delhi 2301395 2319046 2379169
11 Goa 492322 513592 541480
12 Gujarat 198773 235524 284973
13 Haryana 228200 314757 303118
14 Himachal Pradesh 414249 389699 406108
15 Jharkhand 45995 154731 167785
16 J&K 60845 86477 58568
17 Karnataka 636378 561870 636502
18 Kerala 858143 923366 977479
19 Lakshadweep 371 514 1173
20 Madhya Pradesh 280333 316195 421365
21 Maharashtra 4156343 4389098 4408916
22 Manipur 1908 2769 3260
23 Meghalaya 6773 8664 8027
24 Mizoram 800 921 798
25 Nagaland 3304 2585 2769
26 Odisha 66675 71426 66971
27 Puducherry 42624 83291 106153
28 Punjab 204074 255449 242367
29 Rajasthan 1437162 1525574 1475311
30 Sikkim 31698 49175 38479
31 Tamil Nadu 3990490 4657630 4684707
32 Telangana 153966 75171 126078
33 Tripura 11853 26688 34886
34 Uttar Pradesh 2054420 2909735 3104062
35 Uttarakhand 97683 101966 105882
36 West Bengal 1245230 1375740 1489500
  Total 19951026 22334031 23326163

 

THE REGION-WISE NUMBER OF FTVS DURING 2013, 2014 AND 2015

 

Region ( * ) 2013 2014 2015
West 6575215 6994179 7146094
South 5766266 6385410 6784620
North 5400990 6405494 6628812
East 2123735 2431405 2647993
North East 84820 117543 118644
Total 19951026 22334031 23326163

 

( * ) The States/UTs covered under the jurisdiction of regions mentioned above are as below:

North: Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Chandigarh;

South: Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Lakshadweep, Andaman & Nicobar Island;

East: Bihar, West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand;

West: Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli; and

North East: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim.

This information was given by Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism and Culture in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

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