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37.2% growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals on e-Tourist Visa in April 2018
  • May 2018
Ministry of Tourism compiles Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e- Tourist Visa during the month of April, 2018 based on the information received from Bureau of Immigration (BOI). The FTAs in April 2018 were 7,49,477 as compared to 7,17,899 in April 2017 registering a growth of 4.4%. FTAs during the period January-April 2018 were 38,76,021 as compared to 34,98,969 in January-April 2017 registering a growth of 10.8%.

 The percentage share of Foreign Tourist Arrivals in India during April 2018 among the top 15 source countries was highest from Bangladesh (24.32%) followed by USA (11.21%), UK (9.14%), Sri Lanka (3.48%), Australia (3.33%), Malaysia (3.06%), China (2.62%), Canada (2.53%), Germany (2.48%), France (2.33%), Japan (2.22%), Russian Federation (2.07%), Thailand (1.70%), Afghanistan (1.65%) and  Nepal (1.64%)

 The percentage share of Foreign Tourist Arrivals in India during April 2018 among the top 15 ports was highest at Delhi Airport (28.75%) followed by Mumbai Airport (14.46%), Haridaspur Land Check Post (11.40%), Chennai Airport (7.44%), Bengaluru Airport (5.81%), Kolkata Airport (5.58%), Cochin Airport (4.21%), Hyderabad Airport (2.64%), Gede Rail Land Check Post (2.63%), Goa Airport (2.30%), Ghojadanga Land Check Post (1.63%), Ahmedabad Airport (1.28%), Trivandrum Airport (1.21%), Amritsar Airport (1.06%) and Chitpur Railway Station (0.99%).

During the month of April, 2018 a total of 1,57,094 tourist arrived on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 1,14,469 during the month of April, 2017 registering a growth of 37.2%

 The percentage shares of top 15 source countries availing e-Tourist Visa facilities during April, 2018 were highest from UK (16.3%) followed by USA (11.0%), China (5.8%), Australia (5.5%), France (5.3%), Thailand (4.3%), Germany (4.0%), Canada (3.5%), Oman (3.2%), Russian Fed (3.0%), Malaysia (2.2%), Italy (2.1%), South Africa (1.8%), Spain (1.8%) and Republic of Korea (1.7%).

 The percentage shares of top 15 ports in tourist arrivals on e-Tourist Visa during April 2018 were highest from New Delhi Airport (46.2%), Mumbai Airport (17.4%), Bengaluru Airport (6.8%), Chennai Airport (6.1%), Dabolim (Goa) Airport (4.5%), Kochi Seaport (4.4%), Kochi Airport (3.4%), Hyderabad Airport (2.5%), Kolkata Airport (2.4%), Amritsar Airport (1.3%), Trivandrum Airport (1.1%), Jaipur Airport (1.0%), Ahmedabad Airport (1.0%), Tirchy Airport (0.5%) and Calicut Airport (0.4%)

 












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