Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Foreign Tourist Arrivals show a Growth of 4.5% in March 2014 over March 2013

Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in March, 2014 was 6.69  lakh which was 6.40 lakh in March, 2013 with a growth of 4.5%.  Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from tourism in Rupees terms in March, 2014 were Rs.10,257 crore in comparison to Rs.9,553 crore in March, 2013. 
            The following are some important highlights regarding FTAs and FEEs from tourism during the month of February, 2014:
 Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs):
  • FTAs during the Month of March 2014 was 6.69 lakh as compared to FTAs of 6.40 lakh during the month of March 2013 and 6.06 lakh in March 2012.

  • There has been a growth of 4.5% in March 2014 over March 2013 as compared to a  growth of 5.5% registered  in March 2013 over March  2012.
  • FTAs during the period January-March 2014 were 21.27 lakh with a growth of 4.9%, as compared to the FTAs of 20.27 lakh with a growth of 3.0% during  January-March 2013 over the corresponding period of 2012.


Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from Tourism in rupee terms and US$ terms
  • FEEs during the month of March 2014 were Rs.10,257 crore as compared to Rs.9,553 crore in March 2013 and Rs.7,843 crore in March 2012.

  • The growth rate in FEEs in rupee terms in March 2014 over March 2013 was 7.4% as compared to 21.8% in March 2013 over March 2012.
  • FEE from tourism in rupee terms during January-March 2014 were Rs.32,809 crore with a growth of 8.4%, as compared to the FEE of Rs.30,270 crore with a growth of 21.2% during  January-March 2013 over the corresponding period of 2012.

  • FEEs in US$ terms during the month of March 2014 were US$ 1.679 billion as compared to FEEs of US$ 1.757 billion during  the month of March 2013 and US$ 1.559 billion in March  2012.
  • The growth rate in FEEs in US$ terms in March 2014 over March 2013 was negative growth of 4.4% as compared to the growth of 12.7% in  March 2013 over March  2012.
·       FEE from tourism in terms of US$ during January-March 2014 were US$ 5.308 billion with a negative growth of 5.0%, as compared to US$ 5.587 billion with a growth of 12.4% during  January-March 2013 over the corresponding period of 2012.

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) on the basis of the FTAs data at major ports and Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from tourism on the basis of data available from Reserve Bank of India.

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