Demonetisation did not impact the tourist footfall adversely this year, with 8.91 lakh foreign tourists visited India in Nov 2016.
This marks the growth of 9.3 % over the same month last year.
Foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) during December 2015 was 8.16 lakh, while it was 7.65 lakh in December 2014.
Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from tourism during the month of December were INR 14,474 crore as compared to INR 12,649 crore in the same month last year, recording a growth of 14.4 %.
The US accounted for highest share of tourist arrivals followed by the UK and Bangladesh in December 2016, according to an official release.
FTAs during January-December, 2016 were 78.53 lakh, recording a growth of 10.4 % as compared to 71.14 lakh during the corresponding period last year.
FEEs from tourism in January-December were Rs 1,38,845 crore, witnessing an increase of 14.7 % as compared to the INR 1,21,041 crore during the corresponding period last year.
Among the top 15 source countries in December, share of the US was highest with 15.53 %, followed by these:
15 Source countries with Highest Foreign Tourist Arrivals (Dec 2016)
|“Country”||Highest Foreign Tourist Arrivals (Dec 2016)|
|Sri Lanka||(2.49 %)|
|“Airport”||Share of foreign tourists|
|Among the top 15 ports, the share of Delhi Airport was highest with||(32.71 %)|
|followed by Mumbai Airport||(18.51 %)|
|Chennai Airport||(6.83 %)|
|Bengaluru Airport||(5.89 %)|
|Haridaspur Land check post||(5.87 %)|
|Goa Airport||(5.63 %)|
|Kolkata Airport||(3.90 %)|
|Cochin Airport||(3.29 %)|
|The share of Hyderabad Airport was||(3.14 %)|
|while that of Ahmadabad Airport||(2.76 %)|
|Trivandrum Airport||(1.54 %)|
|Trichy Airport||(1.53 %)|
|Gede Rail||(1.16 %)|
|Amritsar Airport||(1.15 %)|
|Ghojadanga land check post||(0.82 %)|