71% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals on E-Tourist Visa


Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e-Tourist Visa on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration (BOI). As per the report the number of FTAs in September, 2017 was 7.23 lakh as compared to FTAs of 6.08 lakh in September, 2016 and 5.43 lakh in September, 2015.
The growth rate in FTAs in September, 2017 over September, 2016 is 18.8% compared to 12.1% in September, 2016 over September, 2015.

The percentage share of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India during September 2017 among the top 15 source countries was highest from Bangladesh (29.65%) followed by USA (10.24%), UK (7.04%), Sri Lanka (3.98%), Australia (3.50%), Malaysia (3.32%), Germany (2.57%), Japan (2.50%), China (2.46%), Canada (2.40%), Nepal (2.30%), France (1.86%),Singapore (1.77%), Rep. of Korea (1.40%) and Afghanistan (1.21%).

During the month of September, 2017 total of 1.18 lakh tourist arrived on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 0.69 lakh during the month of September 2016 registering a growth of 71.0%. During January- September 2017, a total of 10.67 lakh tourist arrived on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 6.75 lakh during January- September 2016, registering a growth of 58.0%.