|Published : 21 Apr 2017, 16:02:17|
Bangladeshis highest among foreign tourists in India in March
Number of Bangladeshis is the highest among the foreign tourists visited in India during the month of March.
Foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) in India increased by 10.7 per cent with 0.91 million people visiting the country in March as compared to 0.82 million in the corresponding period the last year, the government said.
The share of FTAs was highest from Bangladesh (21.31 per cent), followed by the USA (10.39 per cent), the UK (10.30 per cent) and Russia (4.26 per cent).
The share from Malaysia stood at 3.41 per cent, while that of Canada was 3.28 per cent, Germany 3.03 per cent, Sri Lanka 2.91 per cent, China 2.83 per cent, France 2.79 per cent and Australia 2.54 per cent.
The share from Japan was 2.34 per cent, Afghanistan 1.82 per cent, Singapore 1.66 per cent and Iran 1.54 per cent.
The Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) through tourism during March were Rs 149.53 million(14,953 crore) as compared to Rs 131.15 million (13,115 crore) in the corresponding period last year, recording a growth of 14 per cent.
The percentage share of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India during March 2017 among the top 15 ports was highest at Delhi Airport (31.25 per cent)followed by Mumbai Airport (13.73 per cent), Haridaspur Land check post (12.23 per cent), Chennai Airport (6.60 per cent), Goa Airport (5.25 per cent), Bengaluru Airport (4.85 per cent), Kolkata Airport (4.42 per cent), Cochin Airport (2.42 per cent), Gede Rail Land checkpost (2.33 per cent), Hyderabad Airport (2.24 per cent), Ghojadanga land checkpost (1.68 per cent), Amritsar Airport (1.56 per cent), Tiruchirapalli Airport (1.33 per cent), Ahmadabad Airport (1.32 per cent) and Trivandrum (1.28 per cent),, according to reports published in www.moneycontrol.com. and www.business-standard.com/