Forex earnings from tourism up by Rs 551 cr

Foreign exchange earnings from tourism has risen by Rs 551 crore in June as compared to the same period last year, officials said here today.

Forex earnings in June 2013 were Rs 7,036 crore as against Rs 6,485 cr in the same month last year, registering a growth of 8.5%.

According to a Tourism Ministry data, the total earnings during January to June 2013 were Rs 50,448 crore as compared to Rs 43,760 crore in the corresponding period last year, recording an increase of 15.3%.

Incredible India campaign attracted 4.44 lakh foreign tourists in June as against 4.33 lakh in the same month last year, which was a growth of 2.5%.

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