International visitor arrivals to India continued to climb in September 2014 as per data from the Ministry of Tourism. India had 495,000 overseas in September, up 9.2% compared to the same period last year.
Bangladesh sent the most visitors in September accounting for 14.8% of total arrivals, followed by the US (11.9%), UK (8.3%), Sri Lanka (4.8%) and Japan (3.7%). The increased arrivals saw the monthly tourism revenues increased 12.8% to Rs 88.1 billion (US$1.4bn).
For the first nine months of the year, India saw 5.18 million international visitors, marking a growth rate of 7.6% compared with the same period in 2013. Revenues for the January-September 2014 period grew to Rs 861.6bn up 12.8% year-on-year.
Musafir Namah Bureau