Almost 25% Increase In Foreign Tourist Arrivals In India In April 2017 Over April 2016: Govt

The Logical Indian Crew

May 19th, 2017

Foreign Tourist Arrivals In India

Courtesy: Press Information Bureau | Image Credit: microstat

According to a press release by the Ministry of Tourism, there has been a 23.5% growth in foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) in April 2017 over April 2016. There has also been a 63.4% growth in foreign tourist arrivals on e-tourist visa in April 2017 over April 2016.

The Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of FTAs and FTAs on e-tourist visa on the basis of nationality-wise, port-wise data received from the Bureau of Immigration (BOI).


FTAs

The following are the important highlights regarding FTAs from tourism during the month of April, 2017.

  • The number of FTAs in April 2017 were 7.40 lakh as compared to FTAs of 5.99 lakh in April 2016 and 5.42 lakh in April 2015.
  • The growth rate in FTAs in April, 2017 over April 2016 is 23.5% compared to 10.7% in April 2016 over April 2015.
  • FTAs during the period January-April 2017 were 35.85 lakh with a growth of 15.4%, as compared to the FTAs of 31.08 lakh with a growth of 10.1% in January-April 2016 over January-April 2015.
  • The percentage share of FTAs in India during April 2017 among the top 15 source countries was highest from Bangladesh (23.07%) followed by the USA (10.65%), the UK (10.51%), Germany (3.28%), Australia (3.15%), Malaysia (2.98%), China (2.95%), Sri Lanka (2.85%), Russia (2.78%), Canada (2.43%), France (2.33%), Japan (2.14%), Afghanistan (1.69%), Singapore (1.69%), and Nepal (1.61%).
  • The percentage share of FTAs in India during April 2017 among the top 15 ports was highest at Delhi Airport (29.20%) followed by Mumbai Airport (15.48%), Haridaspur Land checkpost (12.88%), Chennai Airport (6.56%), Bengaluru Airport (5.67%), Kolkata Airport (5.01%), Cochin Airport (4.06%), Gede Rail Land checkpost (2.89%), Goa Airport (2.86%), Hyderabad Airport (2.60%), Ghojadanga land checkpost (1.69%), Ahmadabad Airport (1.35%), Trivandrum (1.34%), Tiruchirapalli Airport (1.31%), and Amritsar Airport (1.23%),

FTAs on e-tourist visas

The following are the important highlights regarding FTAs on e-Tourist Visa from tourism during the month of April, 2017.

  • During the month of April 2017, a total of 1.14 lakh tourist arrived on e-tourist visa as compared to 0.7 lakh during the month of April 2016 registering a growth of 63.4%.
  • During January-April 2017, a total of 5.82 lakh tourist arrived on e-tourist visa as compared to 3.91 lakh during January-April 2016, registering a growth of 48.8% .
  • The percentage shares of top 15 source countries availing e- Tourist Visa facilities during  April, 2017 were as follows: the UK (21.6%), the USA (10.2%), China (6.1%), Russia (6.1%), France (5.1%), Germany (4.7%), Australia (4.0%), Canada (2.9%), Spain (2.7%), South Africa (2.7%), South Korea (2.6%), Thailand (2.3%), Malaysia (1.7%), Netherlands (1.7%), and Singapore (1.6%).
  • The percentage shares of top 15 ports in tourist arrivals on e-Tourist Visa during April, 2017 were as follows: New Delhi Airport (48.6%), Mumbai Airport (20.4%), Dabolim (Goa) Airport    (7.2%), Bengaluru Airport (5.4%), Chennai Airport (5.1%), Kochi Airport (3.2%), Kolkata Airport (2.3%), Amritsar Airport (2.0%),Hyderabad Airport (1.9%), Trivandrum Airport (1.3%), Ahmadabad Airport (1.0%), Trichy Airport (0.6%), Jaipur Airport (0.5%), Calicut Airport (0.1%), and Pune Airport(0.1%).

Share your thoughts..

Art Has The Power To Transform Lives

Related Stories

MoS For Home Kiren Rijiju Informs Lok Sabha That Six Privately-Owned Airports In India Owe Rs 797 Cr To CISF

AirAsia

Welcome Move: Malaysia Has Introduced Multiple-Entry Visas For Up To 15 Days For Indian Tourists

Bengaluru Airport

Bengaluru Airport Will Be Closed For 6 Hours Every Day Between February 19 And April 30

Airport Officials Did Not Make Any Racist Remark On The Manipuri Girl, Finds Probe

Chennai Is The Most Profit-Making Airport, Ahmedabad Second

[Watch] Delhi Airport Staff Steals Jewellery From Passenger’s Bag, Arrested

Latest on The Logical Indian

Fact Check

Kathua Rape: J&K Police Rubbishes Reports Published By Dainik Jagran, Confirms Sexual Assault

News

BJP Youth Wing Leader Boasts About Setting Fire To Rohingya Camp In Delhi, Complaints Filed

Environment

Kerala: This Bank Goes Beyond Its Duties And Helps 800 Villagers Learn Organic Farming

Legal

Seven Opposition Parties Move Impeachment Motion Against CJI; Submit Petition To Vice President With 71 Signatures

News

Gujarat HC Acquits Maya Kodnani From Naroda Patiya Case, Worst Massacre Of 2002 Gujarat Riots

Get Inspired

Manipuri Man Missing For 40 Years Reunites With Family Thanks To YouTube