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Foreign tourist arrivals up by 10.7 pc in March on y-o-y basis

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) in has increased by 10.7 per cent with 9.05 lakh people visiting the country in March as compared to 8.17 lakh in the corresponding period the last year, the said today.

A total of 1.46 lakh tourist arrived on the e-tourist visa last month as compared to 1.16 lakh in March 2016, registering a growth of 25.8 per cent, the Tourism Ministry said in a release.

The Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) through tourism during March were Rs 14,953 crore as compared to Rs 13,115 crore in the corresponding period last year, recording a growth of 14 per cent.

The share of FTAs during March was highest from (21.31 per cent), followed by the (10.39 per cent), the (10.30 per cent) and (4.26 per cent).

The share from stood at 3.41 per cent, while that of was 3.28 per cent, 3.03 per cent, 2.91 per cent, 2.83 per cent, France 2.79 per cent and 2.54 per cent.

The share from was 2.34 per cent, Afghanistan 1.82 per cent, Singapore 1.66 per cent and Iran 1.54 per cent.

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First Published: Thu, April 20 2017. 23:02 IST