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Arrival of Foreign Tourists to India

New Delhi: August 30,2012

The number of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India during January–July, 2012 registered a growth of 6.6% over the corresponding period of 2011.

 

The number of FTAs in India during 2010, 2011 and January –July, 2012 were 5.78 million, 6.29 million and 3.76 million, respectively.

 

Some of the factors responsible for International Tourists Arrivals in any country, including India, are economic conditions of the source markets, air connectivity, availability of reasonably priced hotel accommodation, good tourism infrastructure, etc.

 

           The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, as part of its on-going activities releases print, electronic and online media campaigns, under the ‘Incredible India’ brand-line, to promote India as a holistic destination in the domestic and international markets covering tourist destinations and products in all States/ UTs of the country. The holistic promotion includes promotion of various Indian tourism products and destinations. Besides, the Ministry through its overseas offices, interalia organises Road Shows, Know India Seminars, Workshops; participates in various Fairs, Exhibitions and Events to promote various Indian tourist destinations and products.

The Ministry of Tourism also provides financial assistance to stakeholders for promotion of tourism in the international and domestic markets under the Marketing Development Assistance (MDA) Scheme.

 

 The Country-wise break-up of FTAs during January–July, 2012 are not available. The Foreign Exchange Earnings through tourism in India during 2010, 2011 and January– July, 2012 were Rs.64889 Crore, Rs.77591 Crore and Rs.52149 Crore, respectively. The FTAs from top 10 source markets during 2010 and 2011 are given below:-

Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) from top 10 source countries during the year 2010 and 2011.

Rank

2010

2011 (Provisional)

 

Source Country

FTAs
(in million)

Source Country

FTAs
(in million)

1

USA

0.93

USA

1.00

2

UK

0.76

UK

0.79

3

Bangladesh

0.43

Bangladesh

0.40

4

Sri Lanka

0.27

Sri Lanka

0.31

5

Canada

0.24

Canada

0.26

6

Germany

0.23

Germany

0.25

7

France

0.23

France

0.24

8

Malaysia

0.18

Malaysia

0.22

9

Australia

0.17

Japan

0.19

10

Japan

0.17

Australia

0.19

 

All Countries

5.78

 

6.29

 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Tourism, Shri Sultan Ahmed   in a written reply to Shri Balaganga   in Rajya Sabha today.

 

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