11.0% growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in august, 2017 over august, 2016

 

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e-Tourist Visa on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration (BOI). The following are the important highlights regarding FTAs and FTAs on e-Tourist Visa from tourism during the month of August, 2017:

Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs):

The number of FTAs in August, 2017 were 7.24 lakh as compared to FTAs of 6.52 lakh in August, 2016 and 5.99 lakh in August, 2015. The growth rate in FTAs in August, 2017 over August, 2016 is 11.0% compared to 8.8% in August, 2016 over August, 2015.

The percentage share of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India during August 2017 among the top 15 source countries was highest from Bangladesh (21.26%) followed by USA (11.60%), UK (9.46%), Sri Lanka (6.41%), Malaysia (3.71%), Japan (2.74%),  Canada (2.57%), France (2.46%), Germany (2.39%), Australia (2.37%), Nepal (2.11%), Singapore (1.96%), China (1.94%), Oman (1.76%) and UAE (1.57%).

Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) on e-Tourist Visa:

During the month of August, 2017 total of 1.13 lakh tourist arrived on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 0.66 lakh during the month of August 2016 registering a growth of 71.3%. During January-August 2017, a total of 9.49 lakh tourist arrived on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 6.06 lakh during January-August 2016, registering a growth of 56.5%.

The percentage shares of top 15 source countries availing e- Tourist Visa facilities during  August, 2017 were UK (12.6%), USA (9.6%), UAE (6.7%), Spain (6.3%), France (5.9%), Oman (5.6%), Italy (4.9%), China (4.1%), Germany (4.0%), Australia (3.4%), Canada (3.3%),  Korea (Rep.of) (3.1%), Singapore (2.9%), Israel (2.3%) and Malaysia (2.0%).