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 January 2015.
Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs):
- FTAs during the Month of January 2015 was 7.90 lakh as compared to FTAs of 7.59 lakh during the month of January 2014 and 7.20 lakh in January 2013. There has been a growth of 4.0% in January 2015 over January 2014.
· The Percentage share of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India during January 2015 among the top 15 source countries was highest from USA (16.35%) followed by UK (11.82%), Bangladesh (9.29%), Canada (4.70%), Australia (3.63%), Russian Federation (3.50%), France (3.16%), Germany (3.12%), Sri Lanka (2.93%), Malaysia (2.91%), Japan (2.63%), China (2.30%), Rep.of Korea (1.89%), Afghanistan (1.76%) and Oman (1.54%).
· The Percentage share of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India during January 2015 among the top 15 ports was highest at Delhi Airport (28.72%) followed by Mumbai Airport (21.87%), Chennai Airport (8.39%), Bangalore Airport (5.83%), Goa Airport (5.09%), Haridaspur Land check post (4.99%), Kolkata Airport (3.60%), Cochin Airport (3.56%), Ahmedabad Airport (3.33%), Hyderabad Airport (3.05%), Trivandrum Airport (1.79%), Tiruchirapalli Airport (1.34%), Gede Rail (1.14%), Attari Wagah Land check post (0.92%) and Sonauli Land Check post (0.86%)
Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from Tourism in India in rupee terms and in US$ terms
- FEEs during the month of January 2015 were `11,529 crore as compared to `11,082 crore in January 2014 and `10,785 crore in January 2013.
The growth rate in FEEs in rupee terms during January 2015 over January 2014 was 4.0% as compared to 2.8% in January 2014 over January 2013.
FEEs in US$ terms during the month of January 2015 were US$ 1.854 billion as compared to FEEs of US$ 1.786 billion during the month of January 2014.