7.3% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in June 2016

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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 June, 2016.

Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs):

• FTAs during the Month of June, 2016 were 5.50 lakh as compared to FTAs of 5.12 lakh during the month of June, 2015 and 5.02 lakh in June, 2014. There has been a growth of 7.3% in June, 2016 over June, 2015.

• FTAs during the period January- June, 2016 were 41.86 lakh with a growth of 8.9% as compared to the FTAs of 38.45 lakh with a growth of 3.7% in January- June, 2015 over January- June, 2014.

• The Percentage share of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India during June, 2016 among the top 15 source countries was highest from USA (22.20%), followed by Bangladesh (20.69%), UK (6.84%), Malaysia (3.90%), Sri Lanka (3.20%), Australia (2.63%), China (2.62%), Canada (2.60%), Japan (2.49%), Singapore (2.47%), France (2.35%), Germany (2.26%), Nepal (2.17%), Pakistan (1.33%) and Rep. of Korea (1.31%).

• The Percentage share of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India during June 2016 among the top 15 ports was highest at Delhi Airport (24.69%) followed by Mumbai Airport (16.76%), Haridaspur Land check post (11.99%), Chennai Airport (10.90%), Bengaluru Airport (7.74%), Hyderabad Airport (4.95%), Kolkata Airport (4.09%), Cochin Airport (3.68%),Gede Rail (2.57%), Tiruchirapalli Airport (1.86%), Ahmedabad Airport (1.69%),Trivandrum Airport (1.33%), Ghojadanga land check post (1.22%), Attari-Wagah Land check post (1.02%) and Hilli Land check post (0.68%).

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

• FEEs during the month of June, 2016 were Rs. 10,732 crore as compared to Rs. 9,564 crore in June, 2015 and Rs.8,366 crore in June, 2014.

• The growth rate in FEEs in rupee terms during June, 2016 over June, 2015 was 12.2% as compared to the growth of 14.3% in June, 2015 over June, 2014.

• FEEs from tourism in rupee terms during January- June, 2016 were Rs.73,065 crore with a growth of 14.1% as compared to the FEE of Rs.64,035 crore with a growth of 8.3% during January- June, 2015 over January- June, 2014.

• FEEs in US$ terms during the month of June, 2016 were US$ 1.595 billion as compared to FEEs of US$ 1.498 billion during the month of June, 2015 and US$ 1.470 billion in June, 2014.

• The growth rate in FEEs in US$ terms in June, 2016 over June, 2015 was 6.5% compared to the growth of 1.9% in June, 2015 over June, 2014.

• FEE from tourism in US$ terms during January- June, 2016 were US$ 10.865 billion with a growth of 6.5% as compared to the US$ 10.203 billion with a growth 4.4% during January- June, 2015 over January- June, 2014.

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