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India has gained a growth of 17.1 per cent in Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in July 2016 over the same period in 2015. Bangladesh accounts for highest share of tourist arrivals followed by USA and UK in July 2016. Rs 143.19 billion foreign exchange earned through tourism in July 2016.
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.
FTAs during the Month of July, 2016 were 7.36 lakh as compared to FTAs of 6.28 lakh during the month of July, 201. There has been a growth of 17.1% in July, 2016 over July, 2015.
The Percentage share of FTAs in India during July, 2016 among the top 15 source countries was highest from Bangladesh (17.30%) followed by USA (16.51%) and UK (11.67%). Tourists from Malaysia, France, Sri Lanka, Canada, China, German, Japan, Australia, Nepal, Oman, UAE and Pakistan are included in the FTAs.
The Percentage share of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India during July, 2016 among the top 15 ports was highest at Delhi Airport (26.22%) followed by Mumbai Airport (17.04%), Chennai Airport (10.11%), Haridaspur Land check post (9.82%), Bengaluru Airport (7.31%), Cochin Airport (5.14%), Hyderabad Airport (5.04%), Kolkata Airport (4.20%), Gede Rail (1.97%), Ahmedabad Airport (1.91%), Trivandrum Airport (1.91%), Tiruchirapalli Airport (1.55%), Attari-Wagah Land check post (1.09%), Amritsar Airport (0.97%) and Ghojadanga land check post (0.71%).
FEEs during the month of July, 2016 were Rs.143.19 billion as compared to Rs 119.82 billion in July, 2015. The growth rate in FEEs in rupee terms during July, 2016 over July, 2015 was 19.5% as compared to the growth of 16.5% in July, 2015 over July, 2014.
FEEs from tourism in rupee terms during January- July, 2016 were Rs. 87,384 crore with a growth of 15.0% as compared to the FEE of Rs. 76,017 crore with a growth of 9.5% during January- July, 2015 over January- July, 2014.
FEEs in US$ terms during the month of July, 2016 were US$ 2.130 billion as compared to FEEs of US$ 1.884 billion during the month of July, 2015 and US$ 1.712 billion in July, 2014.
The growth rate in FEEs in US$ terms in July, 2016 over July, 2015 was 13.1% compared to the growth of 10.0% in July, 2015 over July, 2014.
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