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Published on 14/02/2018 12:55:17 PM | Source: Dion Global Solutions Ltd

FTA on e-Tourist Visa grows 58.5% in January

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The number of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) on e- Tourist Visa grew 58.5 per cent at 2.40 lakh in January, 2018 as compared to 1.52 lakh during the month of January, 2017. The percentage share of top 15 source countries availing e- Tourist Visa facilities during January, 2018 were UK (18.6%), USA (10.6%), Russian Fed (6.5%), France (5.4%), Canada (5.3%), China (4.8%), Australia (4.3%), Germany (4.0%), Korea (Rep.of) (3.9%), Oman (3.4%), Italy (2.4%), Thailand (1.9%), Israel (1.4%), Netherlands (1.4%), and South Africa (1.4%).

The number of FTAs in January, 2018 was 10.66 lakh as compared to FTAs of 9.83 lakh in January, 2017 and 8.45 lakh in January, 2016. The growth rate in FTAs in January, 2018 over January, 2017 was 8.4 per cent, compared to 16.4 per cent in January, 2017 over January, 2016. Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e- Tourist Visa on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration (BOI).