8.4% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in One Year

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-
  1. UK (18.6%),
  2. USA (10.6%),
  3. Russian Fed (6.5%)
The percentage share of top 3 ports in foreign tourist arrivals on e-Tourist Visa-
  1. New Delhi Airport (37.3%),
  2. Mumbai Airport (19.6%),
  3. 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)