Inbound Travel

FTAs to India rise 16.5% in Jan 2017

DELHI: Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e-Visa to India in January 2017 grew 16.5% as compared to January 2016 as per figures issued by India’s Ministry of Tourism. The figures also showed a growth of 72% arrivals on e-visa during January 2017 at 1.52 lakhs. The corresponding figure for January 2016 stood at 0.88 Lakhs.

The following are the important highlights regarding FTAs & FTAs on e-Visa from tourism during the month of January, 2017.

Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs):

  • The number of FTAs in January, 2017 were 9.83 lakh as compared to FTAs of 8.44 lakh in January, 2016 and 7.91 lakh in January, 2015.
  • The growth rate in FTAs in January, 2017 over January, 2016 is 16.5% compared to 6.8% in January, 2016 over January, 2015.
  • FTAs) to India were highest from USA (15.01%) followed by Bangladesh (14.91%), UK (11.11%), Canada (4.63%), Russian Fed. (4.46%), Australia (3.65%), Malaysia (3.15%), Germany (2.92%), France (2.89%) and China (2.54%), Sri Lanka (2.45%), Japan(2.15%),Afghanistan (1.84%), Rep. of Korea (1.61%) and Nepal (1.60%)

The top 15 ports for FTAs were Delhi Airport (28.30%) followed by Mumbai Airport (18.23%), Haridaspur Land checkpost (8.17%), Chennai Airport (7.32%), Goa Airport (6.51%), Bengaluru Airport (5.32%), Kolkata Airport (4.32%), Cochin Airport (3.73%), Ahmedabad Airport (3.37%) and Hyderabad Airport (2.74%), Gede Rail Land checkpost (1.77%), Trivandrum (1.62%), Trichy Airport (1.38%), Ghojadanga land checkpost (1.08%) and Amritsar Airport (1.02%).

Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) on e-Visa

  • During the month of January, 2017 total of 1.52 lakh tourist arrived on e-Visa as compared to 0.88 lakh during the month of January 2016 registering a growth of 72 per cent.

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