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Foreign Tourist Arrivals in India Increased by About Three Percent

Apr 8, 2013 14:42 IST

Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) showed a growth of 2.8 percent in March 2013 over March 2012. The growth rate in Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from tourism in Rupee terms in March 2013 over March 2012 was 21percent.

The following are the important highlights regarding FTAs and FEEs from tourism during the month of March, 2013.

Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs):

• FTAs during the Month of March 2013 were 6.40 lakh as compared to FTAs of 6.23 lakh during the month of March 2012 and 5.36 lakh in March 2011.

• There has been a growth of 2.8 percent in March 2013 over March 2012 as compared to a growth of 16.3 percent registered in March 2012 over March 2011.

• FTAs during the period January-March 2013 were 20.27 lakh with a growth of 2.3 percent, as compared to the FTAs of 19.81 lakh with a growth of 10.9percent during January-March 2012 over the corresponding period of 2011.

Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from Tourism in rupee terms and US dollar terms
• FEEs during the month of March 2013 were Rs. 9,491 crore as compared to 7843 crore rupees in March 2012 and 5522 crore rupees in March 2011.
 
• The growth rate in FEEs in rupee terms in March 2013 over March 2012 was 21.0 percent as compared to 42.0 percent in March 2012 over March 2011.   
 
• FEEs from tourism in rupee terms during January-March 2013 were 30075 crore rupees with a growth of 20.5 percent, as compared to the FEE of 24968 crore rupees with a growth of 31.7 percent during January-March 2012 over the corresponding period of 2011.
 
• FEEs in US dollar terms during the month of March 2013 were 1.75 billion US dollars as compared to FEEs of 1.56 billion US dollars during the month of March 2012 and 1.23 billion US dollars in March 2011.
 
• The growth rate in FEEs in US dollar terms in March 2013 over March 2012 was 11.9 percent as compared to the growth of 27.1 percent in March 2012 over March 2011.
 
• FEE from tourism in terms of US dollar during January-March 2013 were 5.55 billion US dollar with a growth of 11.6 percent, as compared to 4.97 billion US dollar with a growth of 18.9 percent during January-March 2012 over the corresponding period of 2011.
Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) on the basis of data received from major ports and Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from tourism on the basis of data received from Reserve Bank of India.

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