Foreign Tourist Arrivals in December, 2017 Over December, 2016


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15.2% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in December, 2017 Over December, 2016

48.3% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals on e-Tourist visa in December, 2017 Over December, 2016 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 during the month of December, 2017:
                                                                           
Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs):

The number of FTAs in December, 2017 was 11.76 lakh as compared to FTAs of 10.21 lakh in December, 2016 and 9.13 lakh in December, 2015.
The growth rate in FTAs in December, 2017 over December, 2016 was 15.2%, compared to 11.9% in December, 2016 over December, 2015.
FTAs in the year 2017 were 101.77 lakh with a growth of 15.6% over 2016, compared to FTAs of 88.04 lakh with a growth of 9.7% is 2016 over 2015.
The percentage share of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India during December, 2017 among the top 15 source countries was highest from Bangladesh (19.04%) followed by USA (16.90%), UK (10.41%), Australia (5.31%), Canada (3.85%), Russian Fed. (3.79%),Malaysia (3.11%), Germany (2.08%), China (2.06%),  Sri Lanka (2.01%), Singapore (1.85%), France (1.81%), Japan (1.64%), Thailand (1.60%)  and Italy (1.44%).

The percentage share of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India during December 2017 among the top 15 ports was highest at Delhi Airport (25.80%) followed by Mumbai Airport (17.31%), Haridaspur Land Check Post (9.75%), Chennai Airport (6.36%), Bengaluru Airport (5.33%), Dabolim (Goa) Airport, (5.29%), Kolkata Airport (4.95%), Cochin Airport (3.92%), Hyderabad Airport (3.02%),Ahmadabad Airport (2.63%), Gede Rail Land Check Post (1.94%), Trivandrum Airport (1.64%), Trichy Airport (1.44%), Ghojadanga Land Check Post (1.26%) and Sonauli Land Check Post  (1.14%).
FTAs on e-Tourist Visa:

During the month of December, 2017, a total of 2.41 lakh foreign tourists arrived on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 1.62 lakh during the month of December, 2016 registering a growth of 48.3%.
In the year 2017, a total of 16.97 lakh foreign tourists arrived on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 10.80 lakh in 2016, registering a growth of 57.2%.

The percentage share of top 15 source countries availing e- Tourist Visa facilities during  December, 2017 was as follows:
UK (17.5%), USA (13.8%), Russian Federation (6.0%), Australia (5.2%), China (4.9%), Canada (4.7%), France (3.9%), Germany (3.9%), Italy (3.1%), South Africa (3.0%), Thailand (2.6%), Korea (Rep. of) (2.3%), Singapore (2.0%), Spain (1.7%) and UAE (1.5%).

The percentage share of top 15 ports in foreign tourist arrivals on e-Tourist Visa during December, 2017 was as follows:-

New Delhi Airport (38.3%), Mumbai Airport (21.0%), Dabolim (Goa) Airport (11.1%), Chennai Airport (6.3%), Bangalore Airport(5.7%), Kochi Airport (4.4%), Kolkata Airport (2.8%), Hyderabad Airport (2.3%), Trivandrum Airport (1.7%), Ahmadabad Airport (1.6%), Amritsar Airport (1.2%),Gaya Airport (0.9%), Jaipur Airport (0.7%), Tirchy Airport (0.7%) and Calicut Airport (0.3%).

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