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9.56 lakh foreign tourist arrivals in Feb

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The number of foreign tourists arriving in increased 13 per cent to 9.56 lakh in February as compared to 8.47 lakh in the same month last year, the today said.

During January-February, foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) were at 19.40 lakh, recording a growth of 14.7 per cent as compared to 16.91 lakh in the same period last year, the Tourism Ministry said in a release.


topped the list of countries with highest share of 17.46 per cent in total FTAs during February, followed by the (12.20 per cent), the US (11.83 per cent), (4.29 per cent), (4.26 per cent) and France (3.25 per cent).

The share of was 3.11 per cent, while that of was 2.96 per cent, 2.91 per cent, 2.62 per cent, 2.55 per cent, 2.26 per cent, Thailand 1.83 per cent, 1.73 per cent, and 1.50 per cent.

During February this year, as many as 1.70 lakh tourists arrived on e-tourist visa as compared to 1.17 lakh during the month of February, 2016, registering a growth of 45.2 per cent.

During January-February 2017, a total of 32.18 lakh tourists arrived on e-tourist visa as compared to 20.54 lakh during January-February 2016, recording a growth of 56.7 per cent.

topped the list of countries availing e-tourist visa facility with a share of 26.1 per cent, followed by the US (11 per cent), France (7.3 per cent), (7.3 per cent), (5.1 per cent) and (4.8 per cent).

The share of was 3.9 per cent, while that of was 3.4 per cent, Korea 2.2 per cent, the Netherlands 1.9 per cent, Ukraine 1.5 per cent, South Africa 1.5 per cent, Spain 1.3 per cent, Singapore 1.2 per cent and Sweden 1.2 per cent.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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