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International Tourism exceeds expectations in the first months of 2018
 International tourist arrivals grew 6% in the first four months of 2018, compared to the same period last year, not only continuing the strong 2017 trend, but exceeding UNWTO’s forecast for 2018.Growth was led by Asia and the Pacific (+8%) and Europe (+7%). Africa (+6%), the Middle East (+4%) and the Americas (+3%) also recorded sound results. Earlier this year, UNWTO’s forecast for 2018 was between 4-5%.“International tourism continues to show significant growth worldwide, and this
37.2% growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals on e-Tourist Visa in April 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 In
17.9% Growth in Foreign Exchange Earnings
Ministry of Tourism estimates 17.9% Growth in Foreign Exchange Earnings in tourism based on the credit data of Travel Head from Balance of Payments of RBI,FEEs during the month of March 2018 were Rs.17, 294 crore as compared to    Rs. 14, 667 crore in March 2017 and Rs. 12, 985 crore in March 2016. The growth rate in FEEs in rupee terms in March 2018 over March 2017 was 17.9%, compared to the growth of 13.0% in March 2017 over March 2016. FEEs during the period January- March 2018 were