Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2012        Go!    
 
 
January 16, Tuesday 2018 3:17 PM       

       HEADLINES: DYFI activist hacked in Thiruvananthapuram                                              Gita Gopinath’s economic advices must be carefully approached: CPI                                              Udayamperoor Neethu murder case: Accused found hanging                                              ‘Joker’ like Uzhavoor is not needed for NCP: Mani C Kappan                                              Vigilance registers FIR against Thomas Chandy                                              SC judge in Loya case breaks down during meeting with CJI                                              SC crisis seems unresolved, will take couple days to settle: AG                                              CJI sets new five-Judge constitution bench, sans four SC judges                                              Couple arrested after 13 brothers and sisters held captive                                              Palestinian leaders vote to suspend recognition of Israel                                              Pak provides safe sanctuaries to terrorists: MQM                                              Centurion Test: Rain halts play on third day                                              Khelo India's official anthem released                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       BUSINESS Next Article: Sensex extends gains, up 103 pts despite weak IIP data  
       Foreign tourist arrivals up by 18.1 pct this Oct
 
         Posted on :18:47:52 Nov 13, 2017
   
A A
       Last edited on:18:50:39 Nov 13, 2017
         Tags: Foreign tourist arrivals up by 18.1 pct this
 

NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Tourism on Monday reported an 18.1 per cent increase in the number of foreign tourist arrivals (FTA) in October this year, as compared to the corresponding period last year.

According to Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from the Bureau of Immigration (BOI), the Ministry noted that the number of FTAs in October, 2017 was 8.76 lakh, while that of October 2016 was 7.42 lakh, ths establishing a growth rate of 18.1 per cent year-on-year.

FTAs during the period January- October 2017 were 79.96 lakh, reporting a growth of 15.8 per cent over the same period of the previous year. The percentage share of FTAs in India during October 2017 saw tourists from Bangladesh emerge on top (21.66 per cent), followed by USA (11.57 per cent), UK (10.23 per cent), Sri Lanka (3.79 per cent), Canada (3.36 per cent) and Germany.

On the other hand, FTAs from China, Nepal and Rep. of Korea were the least as per data, with FTA figures of 1.93, 1.66 and 1.48 per cent respectively.

In terms of ports, Delhi Airport saw the maximum FTAs, registering figures of 32.56 percent, followed by Mumbai Airport (14.02 per cent), Haridaspur Land Check Post (11.29 per cent), Chennai Airport (6.10 per cent), Bengaluru Airport (5.19 per cent) and Kolkata Airport (4.55 per cent). Amritsar and Trivandrum airport reported lowest figures of 1.53 and 1.20 percent respectively.

Looking at available figures on FTAs arriving on e-tourist visa, during the month of October 2017, a total of 1.76 lakh foreign tourists arrived on e-tourist visa as compared to 1.05 lakh during the month of October 2016, thus registering a growth of 67.3 per cent YoY.

In the time period from January- October 2017, a total of 12.43 lakh foreign tourists arrived on e-tourist visa as compared to 7.81 lakh during the corresponding period last year, registering a growth of 59.2 per cent.

Maximum tourists that arrived on e-tourist visa in October 2017 were from the UK (18.2 per cent), followed by the USA (9.7 per cent), France (6.3 per cent), Germany (6.0 per cent) and Australia (4.3 per cent). On the other hand, lowest figures in this regard were reported from Italy (2.2 per cent), Netherlands (1.9 per cent) and Malaysia (1.6 per cent).

In terms of usage of airports, New Delhi Airport emerged on top with 53 percent, followed by Mumbai Airport (16.6 per cent), Bengaluru Airport (5.5 per cent), Chennai Airport (5.3 per cent) and Dabolim (Goa) Airport (4.5 per cent). Lowest figures in this regard came from Gaya Airport (0.6 per cent), Calicut Airport (0.4 per cent) and Trichy Airport (0.4 per cent).

A A
       BUSINESS
Next Article: Sensex extends gains, up 103 pts despite weak IIP data
 
 
BUSINESS HEADLINES
Financial Institutions to ensure US TIN for pre-existing accounts is reported  
UIDAI allows face recognition for Aadhaar authentication  
What women expect from Union Budget 2018  
Aadhaar biometric lock, a lesser-known security feature  
Govt to invite fresh applications for RBI deputy guv post  
Govt mulls tax-free gratuity of up to Rs. 20 lakh: Report  
Inflation will dip in January, claims SBI  
Commerce Secretary urges policy framework to address export financing woes  
ED arrests former Andhra Bank director  
Infosys President Rajesh Murthy steps down  
IT Dept reports significant hike in prosecutions against tax evaders  
Sensex, Nifty hit new highs on global cues  
French luxury group eyes investing over Rs. 3K cr in Patanjali  
Sensex regains 51 pts in early trade ahead of earnings  
Foreign airlines can own up to 49% stake in Air India  
Financial bids for all 12 large NPA accounts by month-end: SBI  
Grundfos unveils mobile application for customer service  
Indian ports set to double their profit: Gadkari  
Nearly 1,000 flights to be hit by airspace closure for R Day  
US dollar ends cheaper against rupee  
US freezes over $1 bn military aid to Pak over terror inaction  
Nifty rises 54 pts on positive global cues  
Air India ties up with three banks for loans for three B777 planes  
Idea to raise Rs 6,750 cr ahead of Vodafone merger  
Rupee skids from 2-1/2 year high, down 5 paise  
 
Do you think Sreejith issue will get politicised if he continues strike, despite CM's assurance for action?
yes
 
no
 
no opinion
 
 
 
Home Kerala India World Business Sports Sci&Tech Education Automobile CityNews Movies Environment Letters 
© Copyright keralakaumudi Online 2011  |  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Head Office Address: Kaumudi Buildings, Pettah P.O, Trivandrum - 695024, India.
Online queries talk to Deepu Sasidharan, + 91 98472 38959 or Email deepu[at]kaumudi.com
Customer Service -Advertisement Disclaimer Statement   |  Copyright Policy