Positive growth registered in foreign & domestic tourists in 2016
Market Research Division of Ministry of Tourism aggregates information on domestic and foreign traveler visits to States/Union Territories (UTs) gotten from Departments of Tourism of different State Governments and UT Administrations. These numbers shows the result of 12.68% and 5.92% growth respectively for domestic and foreign traveler.
Domestic Tourist Visits to States/UTs
In 2016, the number of local tourists visits to the States/UTs was 1613.55 million when contrasted with 1431.97 million in 2015 enlisting a growth of 12.68 % more than 2015 according to Market Research Division of Ministry of Tourism.
The main ten States as far as number of local tourists visits (in millions), during 2016, were Tamil Nadu (343.81), Uttar Pradesh (211.71), Andhra Pradesh (153.16), Madhya Pradesh(150.49), Karnataka (129.76), Maharashtra (116.52), Telangana (95.16), West Bengal (74.46), Gujarat(42.25) and Rajasthan (41.5).
The contribution of these main 10 States was around 84.21% to the aggregate number of local tourists visits in 2016.
Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh have kept up the first, second and third rank as far as DTVs in 2016. Madhya Pradesh has picked up the fourth position leaving Karnataka at fifth position.
The main three States/UTs as far as growth rates of local traveler visits (in %), amid 2016, were Madhya Pradesh (93), Punjab (50.03), Andaman and Nicobar Island (29.62).
International Tourist Visits to States/UTs
In 2016, the number of foreign traveler visits (FTVs) to the States/UTs was 24.71 million when contrasted with 23.33 million in 2015 enlisting a surge of 5.92% more than 2015.
The main ten States as far as number of FTVs (in millions) amid 2016 were Tamil Nadu (4.72), Maharashtra (4.67), Uttar Pradesh (3.16), Delhi (2.52), West Bengal (1.53), Rajasthan(1.51), Kerala(1.04), Bihar(1.01), Goa (0.68) and Punjab (0.66).
The contribution of main 10 States was around 87.02% to the aggregate number of FTVs in 2016 in India.
In 2016, while the main 8 states held their past rankings, Punjab entered in the 10 most visited states.
The main three States as far as growth rates of international traveler visits (in %), in 2016, were Punjab (172.21), Sikkim (71.55) and Chhattisgarh (44.2).
About Indian Tourism
Tourism in India is monetarily vital and is developing quickly. The World Travel and Tourism Council figured that tourism created 14.02 lakh crore (US$220 billion) or 9.6% of the country's GDP in 2016 and upheld 40.343 million occupations, 9.3% of its aggregate business. The part is anticipated to develop at a yearly rate of 6.8% to 28.49 lakh crore (US$440 billion) by 2027 (10% of GDP).In October 2015, India's restorative tourism division was assessed to be worth US$3 billion. It is anticipated to develop to $7–8 billion by 2020.
In 2014, 184,298 outside patients visited India to look for therapeutic treatment.
India, recently jumped 12 place in Travel & Tourism competitiveness list issued by World Economic Forum. It is ranked on 40th rank globally at that list.