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India registers 18.8% growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals during sep, 2017
By TOG News Service
Oct 13, 2017

TOG News Service, NEW DELHI, OCT 13, 2017: THE tourism ministry has registered a growth of over 18 per cent in foreign tourist arrivals in the country in September 2017 over the same period last year.

The following are the important highlights regarding FTAs and FTAs on e-Tourist Visa from tourism during the month of September, 2017:

Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs):

The number of FTAs in September, 2017 were 7.23 lakh as compared to FTAs of 6.08 lakh in September, 2016 and 5.43 lakh in September, 2015.

The growth rate in FTAs in September, 2017 over September, 2016 is 18.8% compared to 12.1% in September, 2016 over September, 2015.

Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) on e-Tourist Visa:

During the month of September, 2017 total of 1.18 lakh tourist arrived on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 0.69 lakh during the month of September 2016 registering a growth of 71.0%.

During January- September 2017, a total of 10.67 lakh tourist arrived on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 6.75 lakh during January- September 2016, registering a growth of 58.0%.

The percentage shares of top 15 ports in tourist arrivals on e-Tourist Visa during September, 2017 were as follows:

New Delhi Airport (53.4%), Mumbai Airport (18.5%), Chennai Airport (6.7%),  Bengaluru Airport (6.3%), Kochi Airport (4.2%), Hyderabad Airport (2.8%), Kolkata Airport (2.2%), Amritsar Airport (1.1%), Trivandrum Airport (1.0%), Ahmadabad Airport (0.9%), Tirchy Airport (0.8%),  Dabolim (Goa) Airport (0.6%), Calicut Airport (0.5%),Jaipur Airport (0.4%) and Pune Airport(0.2%).