Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in the country in July this year has shown an increase as compared to the corresponding period last year, Tourism Minister K Chiranjeevi said today.
Replying to a question in Rajya Sabha, Chiranjeevi said, “The total FTA number in the month of July this year shows an increase of 7.9 per cent as compared to the corresponding month in 2012.”
The House was also informed that the data on number of Buddhist tourists from Korea, China, Myanmar, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan after the bomb blast on July 7 in Bodh Gaya this year is not available with the ministry.
To provide safety and security to tourists, the ministry has advised all states and Union Territories to deploy Tourist Police.
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