10.4% Growth in Foreign Tourist arrivals 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
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.
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.
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-
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%).
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%).
Earnings (FEEs) from Tourism in India in Rupee terms and in US $ terms
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
International tourist arrivals worldwide grew by 4% between
January and June 2016 compared to the same period last year. Destinations
worldwide received 561 million international tourists (overnight visitors), 21
million more than in 2015, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism
Asia and the Pacific demonstrated renewed strength this
first half of 2016, receiving 9% more international arrivals, the highest growth
across world regions. In America international arrivals increased by 4% and followed
by Central America and South America. Europe (+3%) showed mixed results, with
solid growth in many destinations offset by weaker performance in others. In
Africa (+5%), Sub-Saharan destinations rebounded strongly, while North Africa
continued to report weak results. Limited data for the Middle East points to an
estimated decrease of 9% in international arrivals this six-month period,
though results vary from destination to destination.
âTourism has proven to be one of the most resilient economic
sectors worldwide. It is creating jobs for millions, at a time when providing
perspectives for a better future to people of all regions is one of our biggest
challenges. But tourism is also creating bonds among people of all nations and
backgrounds, bringing down stereotypes and fighting fear and distrustâ, said
UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai.
âSafety and security are key pillars of tourism development
and we need to strengthen our common action to build a safe, secure and
seamless travel framework. This is no time to build walls or point fingers; it
is time to build an alliance based on a shared vision and a joint
responsibility.â he added.
Growth accelerated in Asia and the Pacific with
international arrivals up 9% through June, driven by robust intraregional
demand. Oceania (+10%) led growth, followed by North-East Asia, South-East Asia
(both +9%) and South Asia (+7%).
International tourist arrivals to Europe grew by 3% between
January and June 2016, with mixed results across destinations. Northern Europe
and Central and Eastern Europe both recorded 5% more international arrivals.
Though many destinations posted positive results, growth in both Western Europe
(+1%) and Southern Mediterranean Europe (+2%) was slow.
International arrivals in the Americas were up 4% in the
first half of the year, in line with the world average. Strong US outbound
flows continued to benefit many destinations across the region. Central America
and South America (both +6%) led growth, while arrivals in both the Caribbean
and North America grew by 4%.
Comparatively limited data available for Africa points to a
5% increase in international arrivals, with Sub-Saharan Africa (+12%)
recovering vigorously, but North Africa down by 9%. International arrivals in
the Middle East decreased by an estimated 9%, with mixed results among
Positive prospects for the second half of the year
The first half of the year typically accounts for around 46%
of the total international arrivals count of the year. For the remainder of
2016 prospects are positive overall. Countries that have already reported
results till July or August show continued growth in the current Northern
Hemisphere summer peak season. The UNWTO Panel of Experts evaluated the period
May-August also favourably and remains confident about the September-December
period, in line with the trend of the first half of the year. Confidence is
highest in Africa, the Americas and Asia and the Pacific, while experts in
Europe and the Middle East are somewhat more cautious.
Demand for travel abroad varies across source markets
China, the worldâs top source market, continued to report
double-digit growth in expenditure on international travel (+20% in the first
quarter of 2016) benefiting destinations in the region and beyond. The United
States, the worldâs second largest market, increased expenditure on outbound
travel by 8% through July, thanks to a strong currency. Third largest market,
Germany, reported a 4% increase in expenditure through July. Other markets that
showed robust demand for outbound travel in the first half of 2016 were Spain
(+20%), Norway (+11%), Australia (+10%) and Japan (+6%). Meanwhile expenditure
from the Russian Federation and Brazil continues to be weak, reflecting the
economic constraints and depreciated currencies in both markets.
is also creating bonds among people of all nations and backgrounds, bringing
down stereotypes and fighting fear and distrust.â
Guidelines for insurance coverage to Ayurvedic treatment
issued in September this year: Shripad Yesso Naik , Union Minister for AYUSH,
Mr. Shripad Yesso Naik, Union Minister for AYUSH, Government
of India has informed Rajya Sabha that new guidelines issued in September 2016 for
insurance coverage to Ayurvedic treatment undergone in a government hospital or
in any institute recognized by government. This initiative will give further
boost to Ayurveda and wellness Tourism.
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The 2013 UNWTO and WTM MinistersÂ´
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opportunities of promoting higher policy coordination between aviation and
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The Eight day long Nishagandhi Dance and Music Festival 2016
organised by Kerala Tourism Department
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The Hobbiton Movie
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Earnings (FEEs) from tourism in Rupees terms in November, 2013 increased
by 7.26% to Rs.10,429 crore as compared
to Rs.9723 crore in November, 2012.
Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in November, 2013 was 7.18 lakh as
against 7.01 lakh in November 2012 showing a growth of 1.41%.
The following are
some of the important highlights regarding FTAs and FEEs from tourism during
the month of November, 2013:
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RezNext Global Solutions, the worldâs leading real-time
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technological advancements and hence ensure a safe, professional and extremely
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More ways for members to win points or miles with customized
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