growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in July 2016 over the same period in
2015. Bangladesh accounts for highest share of tourist arrivals followed by USA
and UK in July 2016. Rs.14, 319 crore Foreign Exchange earned through tourism
in July 2016.
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 July, 2016.
Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs):
Âˇ FTAs during the Month of July, 2016
were 7.36 lakh as compared to FTAs of 6.28 lakh during the month of July, 2015
and 5.69 lakh in July, 2014. There has been a growth of 17.1% in July, 2016
over July, 2015.
FTAs during the period January- July, 2016 were 49.22 lakh with a growth
of 10.0% as compared to the FTAs of 44.73 lakh with a growth of 4.6% in
January- July, 2015 over January- July, 2014.
The Percentage share of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India during
July, 2016 among the top 15 source countries was highest from Bangladesh
(17.30%) followed by USA (16.51%), UK
(11.67%), Malaysia (3.49%), France (3.12%), Sri Lanka (2.94%), Canada (2.66%),
China (2.32%), Germany (2.31%), Japan (2.20%), Australia (2.20%), Nepal
(2.04%), Oman (2.04%), UAE (1.99%) and Pakistan (1.66%).
The Percentage share of Foreign
Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India during July, 2016 among the top 15 ports was
highest at Delhi Airport (26.22%) followed by Mumbai Airport (17.04%), Chennai
Airport (10.11%), Haridaspur Land check
post (9.82%), Bengaluru Airport (7.31%), Cochin Airport (5.14%), Hyderabad
Airport (5.04%),Kolkata Airport (4.20%), Gede Rail (1.97%), Ahmadabad Airport
(1.91%), Trivandrum Airport (1.91%), Tiruchirapalli Airport (1.55%), Attari-Wagah
Land check post (1.09%), Amritsar Airport (0.97%) and Ghojadanga land check
Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from Tourism in India in Rs. terms and in US$ terms
Âˇ FEEs during the month of July, 2016
were Rs.14, 319 crore as compared to Rs.11,982 crore in July, 2015 and
Rs.10,284 crore in July, 2014.
The growth rate in FEEs in rupee terms during July, 2016 over July, 2015
was 19.5% as compared to the growth of 16.5% in July, 2015 over July, 2014.
FEEs from tourism in rupee terms during January- July, 2016 were Rs.
87,384 crore with a growth of 15.0% as compared to the FEE of Rs. 76,017 crore
with a growth of 9.5% during January- July, 2015 over January- July, 2014.
FEEs in US$ terms during the month of July, 2016 were US$ 2.130 billion
as compared to FEEs of US$ 1.884 billion during the month of July, 2015 and US$
1.712 billion in July, 2014.
Âˇ The growth rate in FEEs in US$ terms
in July, 2016 over July, 2015 was 13.1% compared to the growth of 10.0% in
July, 2015 over July, 2014.
FEE from tourism in US$ terms during January- July, 2016 were US$ 12.995
billion with a growth of 7.5% as compared to the US$ 12.087 billion with a
growth 5.3% during January- July, 2015 over January- July, 2014.
179.9% Growth in Tourists Arrival on E-Tourist Visa in May
2016 over the Same Period in 2015
USA Continues to Occupy Top Slot followed by UK and China
Amongst the Countries Availing E-Tourist Visa Facility During May 2016
A total of 43,833 tourists arrived in May 2016 on e-Tourist
Visa as compared to 15,659 during the month of May 2015 registering a growth of
Commencing from 27th November 2014 e-Tourist Visa facility
was available until 25th February 2016 for citizens of 113 countries arriving
at 16 Airports in India. The Government of India has extended this scheme for
citizens of 37 more countries w.e.f 26th February 2016 taking the tally to 150
countries. The following are the important highlights of e-Tourist Visa during
The followings are the important highlights of e-Tourist
Visa during May, 2016:-
the month of May, 2016 a total of 43,833 tourist arrived on e-Tourist Visa as
compared to 15,659 during the month of May, 2015 registering a growth of
January- May, 2016, a total of 4,34,927 tourist arrived on e-Tourist Visa as
compared to 1,10,657 during January - May 2015, registering a growth of 293.0%
high growth may be attributed to introduction of e-Tourist Visa for 150
countries as against the earlier coverage of 43 countries.
percentage shares of top 10 source countries availing e-Tourist Visa facilities
during May, 2016 were as follows:
USA (18.52%), UK (15.63%), China (8.17%), France (5.16%),
Germany (4.91%), Australia (4.50%), Canada (4.49%), UAE (3.01%), Russian Fed.
(2.79%) and Malaysia (2.12%).
percentage shares of top Ten ports in tourist arrivals on e-Tourist Visa during
May, 2016 were as follows:-
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