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13.4% growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in March 2018 over March 2017

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Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs):

FTAs in March 2018 were 10.26 lakh as compared to 9.05 lakh in March 2017 registering a growth of 13.4%.

FTAs during the period January-March 2018 were 31.27 lakh as compared to 28.45 lakh in January-March 2017 registering a growth of 9.9%.

The percentage share of Foreign Tourist Arrivals in during March 2018 among the top 15 source countries was highest from (19.59%) followed by UK (11.56%), USA (10.79%), Russian Federation (3.89%), (3.72%), (3.36%), (3.35%), (3.19%), (2.67%), (2.62%), (2.58%), (2.11%), (2.00%), (1.64%) and (1.60%).

The percentage share of Foreign Tourist Arrivals in during March 2018 among the top 15 ports was highest at (30.68%) followed by (14.31%), Haridaspur Land Check Post (9.12%), (6.53%), Airport (4.87%), (4.73%), (4.66%), (3.29%), (2.45%), (2.39%), Gede Rail Land Check Post (2.20%), (1.65%), Ghojadanga Land Check Post (1.40%) (1.37%), and (1.21%).

FTAs on e-Tourist Visa:

During the month of March, 2018 a total of 2.46 lakh tourist arrived on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 1.46 lakh during the month of March, 2017 registering a growth of 68.8%.

During January-March 2018, a total of 7.62 lakh tourists arrived on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 4.67 lakh during January-March 2017, registering a growth of 63.0%

The percentage shares of top 15 source countries availing e-Tourist Visa facilities during March, 2018 were highest from UK (19.6%) followed by USA (9.8%), Russian Federation (6.0%), (5.5%), (5.3%), (5.3%), (4.8%), (3.3%), (2.8%), (2.2%), (1.9%), (1.9%) (1.9%), Republic of Korea (1.9%) and (1.9%).

The percentage shares of top 15 ports in tourist arrivals on e-Tourist Visa during March 2018 were highest from (46.0%), (16.8%), Dabolim (Goa) Airport (9.5%), (5.8%), (5.2%), (3.1%), (2.7%), (2.0%), (1.9%), (1.2%), (1.0%), (0.9%), (0.7%), Mumbai Seaport (0.6%) and (0.6%).

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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 12:15 IST
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