India’s Ministry of Tourism has rolled out the Foreign Tourist Arrivals and Foreign Exchange Earnings figures for the month of April 2012. The figures indicate that the number of travellers taking flights to India have increased notably.
Ministry of Tourism of India has given out the figures of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) and Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEE) for the month of April 2012.
The report has been compiled on the basis of data received from major airports of the country.
Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in the month of April, 2012 was 4.52 lakh in comparison to FTAs of 4.38 lakh in April, 2011 and 3.72 lakh in April, 2010. April 2012 scored a growth rate of 3.3% over April 2011.
Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in the period January-April 2012 were 24.34 lakh with a growth of 8.3% which stands in comparison to the FTAs of 22.47 lakh with a growth of 12.1% in January-April 2011 over the corresponding period of 2010.
When it comes to India’s foreign exchange earnings from tourist arrivals, the report shows that the earning from foreign travellers taking flights to India during the Month of April 2012 stood at $1.31 billion which was $1.29 during the month of April, 2011 and $1.01 billion in April, 2010.
The Indian foreign exchange earnings from Foreign Tourist Arrivals during January-April 2012 came out as $6.27 billion, which was up by 14.6 per cent from $5.47 billion in January-April 2011, which in turn had registered a growth of 12.4 per cent from the previous January-April of 2010.
These reports validate the fact that India is indeed blossoming as a top tourist destination and remains a popular choice among vacationers, beguiling them to look for airlines offering cheap flight deals for the country. Apart for tempting budget travel buffs who look for tickets on cheap flights to India, the country also acts as a corporate hub for business executives. Especially, over the past few years, the country has really turned into a massive hub for investors, something these above mentioned figures confirm.