Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e- Tourist Visa on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration (BOI).
The growth rate in FTAs in January 2018 over January 2017 was 8.4%. During the month of January 2018, a total of 2.40 lakh foreign tourists arrived on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 1.52 lakh during the month of January 2017 registering a growth of 58.5%.
The percentage share of top 3 source countries availing e- Tourist Visa facilities-
- UK (18.6%),
- USA (10.6%),
- Russian Fed (6.5%)
The percentage share of top 3 ports in foreign tourist arrivals on e-Tourist Visa-
- New Delhi Airport (37.3%),
- Mumbai Airport (19.6%),
- Dabolim (Goa) Airport (12.4%)
Static/Current Takeaways Important for Syndicate Bank PO 2018 Exam-
- Minister of State of Tourism (I/C) is Shri. K.J. Alphons.
Source- Press Information Bureau (PIB)