9.3% growth in foreign tourist arrivals in November 2016 over the same period in 2015

9.3% growth in foreign tourist arrivals in November 2016 over the same period in 2015

USA accounts for highest share of tourist arrivals followed by UK and Bangladesh in November 2016
Rs. 14,474
crore Foreign Exchange earned through tourism in November 2016

9.3% growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in November 2016 over the same period in 2015. USA accounts for highest share of tourist arrivals followed by UK and Bangladesh in November 2016. Rs. 14, 474/- crore Foreign Exchange earned through tourism in November 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 November, 2016.

Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs):

  • FTAs during the Month of November, 2016 were 8.91 lakh as compared to FTAs of 8.16 lakh during the month of November, 2015 and 7.65 lakh in November, 2014. There has been a growth of 9.3% in November, 2016 over November, 2015.
  • FTAs during the period January- November, 2016 were 78.53 lakh with a growth of 10.4% as compared to the FTAs of 71.14 lakh with a growth of 4.7% in January- November, 2015 over January- November,
  • The Percentage share of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India during November, 2016 among the top 15 source countries was highest from USA (15.53%) followed by UK (11.21%), Bangladesh (10.72%), Canada (4.66%), Russian Fed (4.53%), Australia (4.04%), Malaysia (3.65%), Germany (3.53%), China (3.14%), France (2.88%), Sri Lanka (2.49%), Japan (2.49%), Singapore (2.16%), Nepal (1.46%) and Thailand (1.37%).
  • The Percentage share of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India during November 2016 among the top 15 ports was highest at Delhi Airport (32.71%) followed by Mumbai Airport (18.51%), Chennai Airport (6.83%), Bengaluru Airport (5.89%), Haridaspur Land check post (5.87%), Goa Airport (5.63%), Kolkata Airport (3.90%), Cochin Airport (3.29%), Hyderabad Airport (3.14%),  Ahmadabad Airport (2.76%), Trivandrum Airport (1.54%), Trichy Airport (1.53%), Gede Rail (1.16%), Amritsar Airport (1.15%), and Ghojadanga land check post (0.82%) .

Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from Tourism in India in Rs. terms and in US$ terms

  • FEEs during the month of November, 2016 were Rs. 14,474 crore as compared to 12,649 crore in November, 2015 and Rs. 11,431 crore in November, 2014.
  • The growth rate in FEEs in rupee terms during November, 2016 over November, 2015 was 14.4% as compared to the growth of 10.7% in November, 2015 over November, 2014.
  • FEEs from tourism in rupee terms during January- November, 2016 were Rs. 1,38,845 crore with a growth of 14.7% as compared to the FEE of Rs. 1,21,041 crore with a growth of 9.7% during January- November, 2015 over January- November,
  • FEEs in US$ terms during the month of November, 2016 were US$ 2.141 billion as compared to FEEs of US$ 1.912 billion during the month of November, 2015 and US$ 1.853 billion in November, 2014.
  • The growth rate in FEEs in US$ terms in November, 2016 over November, 2015 was 12.0% compared to the negative growth of 3.2% in November, 2015 over November, 2014.
  • FEE from tourism in US$ terms during January- November, 2016 were US$ 20.671 billion with a growth of 9.1% as compared to the US$ 18.945 billion with a growth 4.3% during January- November, 2015 over January- November,  2014.

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