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Government of India
Ministry of Tourism
06-November-2010 17:15 IST
Performance of Tourism Sector during October 2010
Performance of Tourism Sector during October 2010

            Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India and Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEE) from tourism on the basis of data received from major airports.   Following are the important highlights, as regards these two important indicators of tourism sector for October 2010.

Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India:

  • FTAs in India during the Month of October 2010 were 4.87 lakh as compared to FTAs of 4.46 lakh during the month of October 2009 and 4.50  lakh in October  2008. 
  • There has been a growth of 9.2 % in October 2010 over October 2009 as compared to a growth of (-) 0.9 % registered in October 2009 over  October 2008.
  • Against the apprehension of decline in the FTAs in Delhi due to Commonwealth Games, the FTAs at Delhi airport actually registered an increase of 5.1% in October 2010 compared to October 2009.
  • FTAs during the period January-October 2010 were 43.22 lakh with a growth rate of   9.9%, as compared to the FTAs of 39.34 lakh and a negative growth rate of 6.7 % during January-October 2009 over the corresponding period of 2008.

 

 

Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEE) from Tourism in Indian  Rs. terms and US $ terms

  • FEE from tourism during the month of October 2010 were Rs.5219 crore as compared to  Rs.  4806 crore in October 2009 and Rs. 4248 crore in   October 2008.  
  • The growth rate in FEE in Rs terms in October 2010 over October 2009 was 8.6 % as compared to growth rate of  13.1 % in October 2009 over  October 2008.
  • FEE during the period January-October 2010 were Rs  51334 crore with a growth rate of  21.1 %, as compared to FEE of Rs  42395 crore with a growth of  4.1  % during  January -October 2009 over the corresponding period of 2008.
  • FEE in US$ terms during the month of October 2010 were US$ 1175 million as compared to FEE of US$  1028 million during the month of October 2009 and US$  873 million in October 2008.
  • The growth rate in FEE in US$ terms in October 2010 over October 2009 was 14.3  %.
  • FEE during the period January-October 2010 were US$ 11187 million with a growth rate of 28.6 % as compared to FEE of US$ 8699 million with a negative growth of  10.3 % during January - October 2009 over the corresponding period of 2008.

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