“Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs)” on e-Tourist visa during February 2017


“Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs)” and “Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs)” on e-Tourist visa during February 2017

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 & FTAs on e-Tourist Visa from tourism during the month of February, 2017.
Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs):
·      The number of FTAs in February, 2017 were 9.56 lakh as compared to FTAs of 8.47 lakh in February, 2016 and 7.61 lakh in February, 2015.
·      The growth rate in FTAs in February, 2017 over February, 2016 is 13.0% compared to 11.3% in February, 2016 over February, 2015.

·      FTAs during the period January- February 2017 were 19.40 lakh with a growth of 14.7%, as compared to the FTAs of 16.91 lakh with a growth of 9.0% in January- February 2016 over January- February 2015.

·      The percentage share of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India during February 2017 among the top 15 source countries was highest from Bangladesh (17.46%) followed by  UK (12.20%), USA (11.83%), Russian Fed. (4.29%), Canada (4.26%), France (3.25%), Germany (3.11%), China (2.96%), Sri Lanka (2.91%), Australia (2.62%), Malaysia (2.55%), Japan(2.26%), Thailand (1.83%), Afghanistan (1.73%), and Nepal (1.50%).

·      The percentage share of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India during February 2017 among the top 15 ports was highest at Delhi Airport (31.86%) followed by Mumbai Airport (16.10%), Haridaspur Land checkpost (9.44%), Chennai Airport (6.72%), Goa Airport (5.58%), Bengaluru Airport (5.14%), Kolkata Airport (4.75%), Cochin Airport (2.61%), Hyderabad Airport (2.49%), Gede Rail Land checkpost (2.43%), Ahmadabad Airport (2.03%), Amritsar Airport (1.49%), Trivandrum (1.37%), Ghojadanga land checkpost (1.24%) and Gaya Airport (1.24%).

Foreign Tourist Arrivals on e-Tourist Visa
·      During the month of February, 2017 total of 1.70 lakh tourist arrived on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 1.17 lakh during the month of February 2016 registering a growth of 45.2%.

·      During January- February 2017, a total of 32.18 lakh tourist arrived on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 20.54 lakh during January-February 2016, registering a growth of 56.7% .

·      The percentage shares of top 15 source countries availing e- Tourist Visa facilities during  February, 2017 were as follows:

UK (26.1%), USA (11.0%), France (7.3%), Russian Fed (7.3%), China (5.1%), Germany (4.8%), Canada (3.9%), Australia (3.4%), Korea (Rep.of) (2.2%), Netherlands (1.9%), Ukraine (1.5%), South Africa (1.5%), Spain (1.3%), Singapore (1.2%) and Sweden (1.2%).

The percentage shares of top 15 ports in tourist arrivals on e-Tourist Visa during February, 2017 were as follows:-
New Delhi Airport (42.0%), Mumbai Airport (19.6%), Dabolim (Goa) Airport    (13.3%), Chennai Airport (6.3%), Bengaluru Airport (4.9%), Kochi Airport (3.6%), Kolkata Airport (2.3%), Hyderabad Airport (2.0%) Trivandrum Airport (1.7%), Amritsar Airport (1.7%), Ahmadabad Airport (1.5%), Jaipur Airport (0.5%), Tirchy Airport (0.4%), Gaya Airport (0.2%)and Lucknow Airport(0.1%) .

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