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Foreign tourist arrival up by 16.5% in January compared to last year

UK with 22.9% share ranked first among the of 15 top countries availing e-visa facility

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

As many as 9.83 lakh foreign tourists arrived in India in January, an increase of 16.5 per cent as compared to the same period last year. According to the Union Tourism Ministry, among the top 15 source countries in the first month of the year, the US had the highest share at 15.01 per cent, followed by Bangladesh at 14.91 per cent, the UK at 11.11 per cent and Canada at 4.63 per cent. "The number of FTAs (foreign tourist arrivals) in January, 2017 were 9.83 lakh as compared to 8.44 lakh FTAs in January, 2016," it said in a release. Since foreign tourists prefer to make ...

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First Published: Fri, February 17 2017. 18:31 IST
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