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8.4% growth in FTA in Jan; 58.5% growth in e-Tourist Visa arrivals

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The number of Foreign Tourist Arrivals  for India in January 2018 stood at 10.66 lakh as compared to 9.83 lakh in January 2017, posting a growth rate of 8.4 per cent. A total of 2.40 lakh foreign tourists arrived on e-Tourist Visa in January 2018 as compared to 1.52 lakh during the same period in 2017 registering a growth of 58.5 per cent. The Ministry of Tourism informed the same after compiling the monthly estimates of FTAs & FTAs on e- Tourist Visa on the basis of Nationality-wise and Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration (BOI).

The percentage share of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India during January 2018 among the top 15 source countries was highest from Bangladesh (16.36%) followed by USA (14.10%), UK (10.81%), Canada (4.63%), Russian Federation (4.49%), Australia (3.60%), France (2.76%), Germany (2.64%), Malaysia (2.63%), Sri Lanka (2.59%), China (2.27%), Japan (2.08%), Republic of Korea (1.93%), Afghanistan (1.86%) and Nepal (1.59%).

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The percentage share of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India during January 2018 among the top 15 ports was highest at Delhi Airport (28.03%) followed by Mumbai Airport (17.47%), Haridaspur Land Check Post (7.63%), Chennai Airport (7.17%), Goa (6.19%), Bengaluru Airport (5.16%), Kolkata Airport (4.81%), Cochin Airport (3.77%), Ahmadabad Airport (3.01%), Hyderabad Airport (2.56%),Gede Rail Land Check Post (1.82%), Trivandrum Airport (1.56%), Tiruchirapalli Airport (1.25%), Ghojadanga Land Check Post (1.11%), Amritsar Airport (1.01%).

The percentage share of top 15 source countries availing e- Tourist Visa facilities during  January, 2018 was highest from UK (18.6%),  and followed by USA (10.6%), Russian Fed (6.5%), France (5.4%), Canada (5.3%), China (4.8%), Australia (4.3%), Germany (4.0%), Korea (Rep.of) (3.9%), Oman (3.4%), Italy (2.4%), Thailand (1.9%), Israel (1.4%), Netherlands (1.4%), and South Africa (1.4%).

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The percentage share of top 15 ports in foreign tourist arrivals on e-Tourist Visa during January, 2018 was topped by New Delhi Airport (37.3%),  and followed by Mumbai Airport (19.6%), Dabolim (Goa) Airport (12.4%), Chennai Airport (7.2%), Bengaluru Airport (5.7%),Kochi Airport (5.2%), Kolkata Airport (2.7%), Hyderabad Airport (2.3%), Trivandrum Airport (2.0%), Ahmadabad Airport (1.6%), Gaya Airport (0.9%), Amritsar Airport (0.9%), Calicut Airport (0.6%), Tirchy Airport (0.6%) and Jaipur Airport (0.4%).