India tourism figures cause for celebration

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(Travel Gazette) TOURISM OFFICIALS in India are celebrating an encouraging set of figures which show arrivals topped 1,066,000 in January – up 8.4 per cent on the same time last year.

The was also a 58.5% boost in foreign tourists travelling on e-Tourist Visas during January. In all, foreign tourist arrivals in January, this year, reached 1,066,000 growing 8.4% when compared with 983,000 arrivals in January, 2017.

The top 15 source countries based on percentage share of foreign tourist arrivals showed Bangladesh was the first supplier (16.36% share) followed by the US (14.10%), UK (10.81%), Canada (4.63%), Russian Federation (4.49%), Australia (3.60%), France (2.76%), Germany (2.64%), Malaysia (2.63%), Sri Lanka (2.59%), China (2.27%), Japan (2.08%), Republic of Korea (1.93%), Afghanistan (1.86%) and Nepal (1.59%).

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