956% increase in tourist influx in January-June 2015 as against same period in 2014

Q.  What percent of growth was registered in tourist arrival on e-visa during January-June 2015 over the same period last year?
- Published on 24 Jul 15

a. 956%
b. 754%
c. 800%
d. 500%

ANSWER: 956%
 
A total of 1,26,214 tourists arrived on e-Tourist Visa during the period. During the month of June this year, a total of 15,557 tourists arrived on e-Tourist Visa. The tourists from USA account for about 42% percent in it. The high growth may be attributed to introduction of e-Tourist Visa for 76 countries as against coverage of earlier Tourist Visa on Arrival scheme for 12 countries. The Government of India had launched Tourist Visa on Arrival enabled by Electronic Travel Authorization, presently known as e-Tourist Visa scheme in November last year for 43 countries. Later, the Government extended this Scheme to the nationals of 33 countries this year.

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