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Apr 09, 2013

Foreign Tourist Arrivals up by 2.8%,Foreign Exchange Earnings Rises 21%

image Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) showed a growth of 2.8% in March,2013 over March,2012. The growth rate in Foreign Exchange Earnings(FEEs) from tourism in Rupee terms in March, 2013 over March, 2012 was 21%.

The following are the important highlights regarding FTAs and FEEs from tourism during the month of March, 2013. 

Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs): 
•FTAs during the Month of March 2013 was 6.40 lakh as compared to FTAs of 6.23 lakh during the month of March 2012 and 5.36 lakh in March 2011.  

•There has been a growth of 2.8% in March 2013 over March 2012 as compared to a  growth of 16.3%  registered  in March 2012 over March 2011.  

•FTAs during the period January-March 2013 were 20.27 lakh with a growth of 2.3%, as compared to the FTAs of 19.81 lakh with a growth  of 10.9% during January-March 2012 over the corresponding period of 2011. 

Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from Tourism in rupee terms and US$ terms

•FEEs during the month of March 2013 were Rs. 9,491 crore as compared to Rs.7,843 crore in March 2012 and  Rs.5,522 crore in March 2011. 

•The growth rate in FEEs in rupee terms in March 2013 over March 2012 was 21.0% as compared to 42.0% in March 2012 over March 2011.    

•FEEs from tourism in rupee terms during January-March 2013 were Rs. 30,075 crore with a growth of 20.5%, as compared to the FEE of Rs. 24,968 crore  with a growth of 31.7% during January-March 2012 over the corresponding period of 2011. 

•FEEs in US$ terms during the month of March 2013 were US$ 1.75 billion as compared to FEEs of US$ 1.56 billion during  the month of March 2012 and US$ 1.23 billion in March 2011. 

•The growth rate in FEEs in US$ terms in March 2013 over March 2012 was 11.9% as compared to the growth of 27.1% in March 2012 over March 2011.  

•FEE from tourism in terms of US$ during January-March 2013 were US$ 5.55 billion with a growth of 11.6%, as compared to US$ 4.97 billion with a growth of  18.9 % during January-March 2012 over the corresponding period of 2011. 

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