India: Foreign tourist arrivals experience a 7.3% growth for the month of June 2016
Posted on July 21, 2016
The number of Foreign Tourist Arrivals in India for the month of June 2016 was close to 5.50 lakh, with a registered growth of 7.3% compared to 5.12 lakh arrivals last year for the same period. Foreign Tourist Arrivals for the duration between January to June 2016 grew by 8.9%, with 41.86 lakh FTAs from the previous rate of 3.7% and 38.45 lakh FTAs for the same duration last year.
Of the recorded FTAs, the USA ranked the highest with a share of 22.20% of the total arrivals, closely followed by FTAs to India from the next top four source countries – Bangladesh with 20.69%, the UK with 6.84%, and Malaysia with 3.90% and Sri Lanka with 3.20%. Airport-wise figures for FTAs puts New Delhi airport at the top slot with a 24.69% share in FTAs followed by Mumbai airport with 16.76%, Haridaspur land check post with 11.99%, Chennai airport with 10.90% and Bengaluru airport contributing to 7.74% of the total share in FTAs.
Rs 10,732 was collected in fee from FTAs for the month of June 2016 crore, registering a growth of 12.2% compared to the fees collected in June 2015. Fees collected from FTA for the period from January to June 2016 grew by 14.1%, with a revenue of Rs 73,065 crore compared to 8.3% and revenue of Rs 64,035 crore for the same term in 2015.
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