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Growth In Foreign Tourist Arrivals In October 2016

10.4% growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in October 2016 over the same period in 2015. Bangladesh accounts for highest share of tourist arrivals followed by USA and UK in October 2016. Rs. 12, 303/- crore Foreign Exchange earned through tourism in October 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 October, 2016.

Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs):-

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->FTAs during the Month of October, 2016 were 7.54 lakh as compared to FTAs of 6.83 lakh during the month of October, 2015 and 6.68 lakh in October, 2014. There has been a growth of 10.4% in October, 2016 over October, 2015.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->FTAs during the period January- October, 2016 were 69.62 lakh with a growth of 10.5% as compared to the FTAs of 62.98 lakh with a growth of 4.5% in January- October, 2015 over January- October, 2014.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->The Percentage share of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India during October, 2016 among the top 15 source countries was highest from Bangladesh (16.67%) followed by  USA (12.83%), UK (11.03%), Canada (3.73%), Australia (3.50%), Sri Lanka (3.45%),  Germany (3.38%), Russian Fed (3.20%), France (2.91%), China (2.70%), Malaysia (2.65%),  Nepal (2.16%), Japan (2.12%), Singapore (1.54%) and Thailand (1.44%).

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->The Percentage share of  Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India during October 2016 among the top 15 ports was highest at Delhi Airport (34.06%) followed by Mumbai Airport (15.69%), Haridaspur Land check post (9.22%), Chennai Airport (7.19%),  Bengaluru Airport (5.50%), Kolkata Airport (4.10%), Hyderabad Airport (3.01%),  Goa (2.90%), Cochin Airport (2.72%), Ahmadabad Airport (2.14%), Gede Rail (1.86%), Amritsar Airport (1.71%), Trivandrum Airport (1.28%), Ghojadanga land check post (1.16%) and Gaya Airport  (1.03%).

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

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->FEEs during the month of October, 2016 were Rs. 12,303 crore as compared to Rs. 10,549 crore in October, 2015 and Rs. 10,041 crore in October, 2014.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->The growth rate in FEEs in rupee terms during October, 2016 over October, 2015 was 16.6% as compared to the growth of 5.1% in October, 2015 over October, 2014.  

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->FEEs from tourism in rupee terms during January- October, 2016 were Rs. 1,24,371  crore with a growth of 14.7% as compared to the FEE of `1,08,392 crore with a growth of 9.6% during January- October, 2015 over January- October, 2014.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->FEEs in US$ terms during the month of October, 2016 were US$ 1.843 billion as compared to FEEs of US$ 1.621 billion during the month of October, 2015 and US$ 1.636 billion in October, 2014.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->The growth rate in FEEs in US$ terms in October, 2016 over October, 2015 was 13.7% compared to the negative growth of 0.9% in October, 2015 over October, 2014.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->FEE from tourism in US$ terms during January- October, 2016 were US$ 18.530 billion with a growth of 8.8% as compared to the US$ 17.033 billion with a growth 4.4% during January- October, 2015 over January- October,  2014.


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