Tourists in India: Highest from Bangladesh

Dhaka,  Tue,  26 September 2017
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Tourists in India: Highest from Bangladesh

Tourists in India: Highest from Bangladesh
Among the tourists who visited in India in July, 2017 number of Bangladeshis was the highest.

 A total of 0.79 million foreign tourists arrived in India in July, an increase of 7.4 per cent as compared to the same month last year, the tourism ministry said in a statement.

Of the total tourists, 20.12 per cent came from Bangladesh, followed by the US (16.26 per cent), the UK (10.88 per cent) and France (3.01 per cent) in the month of July, said the statement which was released recently.

Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India from January to July, 2017, were 5.67 million, recording a growth of 15.7 per cent as compared to 4.90 million in the corresponding period last year, according to a report by http://indianexpress.com

The ministry said foreign tourists, who arrived on e-visa, also substantially increased in July. 

A total of 0.12 million tourists came on e-visa last month as compared to 68000 in July 2016, registering a growth of 73.3 per cent.

From January to July this year, a total of 0.84 million tourists arrived on e-visa as compared to 0.54 million during the corresponding period last year, recording a growth of 54.7 per cent, the statement said. 

The UK’s share was highest among the tourists availing e-visa facility at 12.9 per cent, followed by the US (12 per cent), the UAE (7.2 per cent), France (6.4 per cent), Oman (6.1 per cent) and China (5.4 per cent) in July this year.

 
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