Economy

Foreign tourists arrival up 17 p.c. in August

Over 5.69 lakh foreign tourists visited India in August 2014, marking a growth of 17 per cent over the same month last year, while foreign exchange earnings rose nearly 23 per cent to Rs. 10,254 crore during the period, according to official data released on Tuesday. 

Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) stood at 4.86 lakh in August 2013 and 4.46 lakh in August 2012. Likewise, FEEs during August 2013 were Rs. 8,351 crore in August 2013 and Rs. 7,260 crore in August 2012. 

Among the 15 source countries, highest number of tourist were from Bangladesh (14.03 per cent), followed by USA (12.74 per cent), UK (9.22 per cent), Sri Lanka (6.79 per cent), Japan (3.56 per cent), France (3.18 per cent), Malaysia (3.09 per cent), Germany (2.79 per cent), UAE (2.42 per cent), Oman (2.28 per cent), Australia (2.28 per cent), Canada (2.22 per cent), China (2.14 per cent), Pakistan (2.11 per cent) and Nepal (2.10 per cent). 

FEEs in USD terms stood at $1.684 billion as compared to FEEs of $1.328 billion in August 2013, a growth of 26.8 per cent.

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