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37.2% Hike In Foreign Tourist Arrivals On e-Tourist Visa (Apr 2018 vs Apr 2017)

May 22, 2018: Over 7 lakhs Foreign Tourist Arrivals in April 2018, registering a growth of 4.4% over April 2017 — 

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e- Tourist Visa on the basis of information received from Bureau of Immigration (BOI). The following are the important highlights regarding FTAs and FTAs one-Tourist Visa during the month of April, 2018:

Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs):

FTAs in April 2018 were 7,49,477 as compared to 7,17,899 in April 2017 registering a growth of 4.4%.

FTAs during the period January-April 2018 were 38,76,021 as compared to 34,98,969 in January-April 2017 registering a growth of 10.8%.

The percentage share of Foreign Tourist Arrivals in India during April 2018 among the top 15 source countries was highest from Bangladesh (24.32%) followed by USA (11.21%), UK (9.14%), Sri Lanka (3.48%), Australia (3.33%), Malaysia (3.06%), China (2.62%), Canada (2.53%), Germany (2.48%), France (2.33%), Japan (2.22%), Russian Federation (2.07%), Thailand (1.70%), Afghanistan (1.65%) and  Nepal (1.64%)

The percentage share of Foreign Tourist Arrivals in India during April 2018 among the top 15 ports was highest at Delhi Airport (28.75%) followed by Mumbai Airport (14.46%), Haridaspur Land Check Post (11.40%), Chennai Airport (7.44%), Bengaluru Airport (5.81%), Kolkata Airport (5.58%), Cochin Airport (4.21%), Hyderabad Airport (2.64%), Gede Rail Land Check Post (2.63%), Goa Airport (2.30%), Ghojadanga Land Check Post (1.63%), Ahmedabad Airport (1.28%), Trivandrum Airport (1.21%), Amritsar Airport (1.06%) and Chitpur Railway Station (0.99%).

FTAs on e-Tourist Visa:

During the month of April, 2018 a total of 1,57,094 tourist arrived on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 1,14,469 during the month of April, 2017 registering a growth of 37.2%.

During January-April 2018, a total of 9,18,792 tourist arrived on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 5,81,783 during January-April 2017, registering a growth of 57.9%.

The percentage shares of top 15 source countries availing e-Tourist Visa facilities during April, 2018 were highest from UK (16.3%) followed by USA (11.0%), China (5.8%), Australia (5.5%), France (5.3%), Thailand (4.3%), Germany (4.0%), Canada (3.5%), Oman (3.2%), Russian Fed (3.0%), Malaysia (2.2%), Italy (2.1%), South Africa (1.8%), Spain (1.8%) and Republic of Korea (1.7%).

o The percentage shares of top 15 ports in tourist arrivals on e-Tourist Visa during April 2018 were highest from New Delhi Airport (46.2%), Mumbai Airport (17.4%), Bengaluru Airport (6.8%), Chennai Airport (6.1%), Dabolim (Goa) Airport (4.5%), Kochi Seaport (4.4%), Kochi Airport (3.4%), Hyderabad Airport (2.5%), Kolkata Airport (2.4%), Amritsar Airport (1.3%), Trivandrum Airport (1.1%), Jaipur Airport (1.0%), Ahmedabad Airport (1.0%), Tirchy Airport (0.5%) and Calicut Airport (0.4%).



Source: Ministry of Tourism

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