The number of foreign tourist arrivals in India witnessed a significant increase of about 6 % in 2012 till November as compared to the same period last year. Around 5.899 million tourists booked flights tickets to the country till November 2012.
Significant Rise of 6% in Indian Tourism in 2012
India witnessed an increase of about six per cent in the number of foreign tourists taking flights tickets to the country in 2012 till November as against the same period in 2011, revealed various online sources.
Sources further revealed that around 5.899 million foreign tourists booked tickets deals on India flights against 5.572 million visitors in 2011 for the corresponding period.
India’s foreign exchange earning from tourism till November 2012 was Rs 839.380 millions, with a growth of 22.1% over the same period last year. Total foreign exchange earning from tourists who spent on flights tickets to visit the country in 2011 was reported as Rs 687.21 millions.
In 2012, Indian authorities launched the “Clean India” campaign to enhance the image of the country amongst international visitors who are often to be seen in a lookout for cheap deals for tickets on flights to India.
Besides, authorities also signed the MoU with ASEAN in January 2012 to facilitate tourism from partner countries, strengthen tourism partnerships and enhance mutual travel assistance.
At the recently concluded World Travel Market (WTM) 2012 in London, India’s tourism authorities revealed the nation’s newest campaigns, ‘Find What You Seek’ and ‘Go Beyond’. These campaigns were launched in a bid to promote the country amongst holidaymakers from across the globe tempting them to look for cheap deals on flights tickets for holidays to India the nation in the upcoming holiday season.