The foreign tourist arrivals and foreign exchange earnings in terms of US dollar in India were up by 2.6 per cent and 13.6 percent respectively in January 2013.
New Delhi, Feb 7/Nationalturk – In what could be a good news for Indian economy, the foreign tourist arrivals and foreign exchange earnings ( in terms of US dollar) were up by 2.6 per cent and 13.6 percent respectively in January 2013.
An Indian government spokesman said 0.699 million foreign tourists visited the country in January 2013. “In January 2012, the foreign tourist arrivals to India was 0.681 million and in January 2011 it stood at 0.623 million”.
He said the foreign tourist arrivals showed a growth of 2.6% in January 2013 over January 2012. “There has been a growth of 2.6% in January 2013 over January 2012 as compared to a growth of 9.4% registered in January 2012 over January 2011.”
Referring to Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEE) from tourism, the spokesman said FEEs in terms of US dollar during the month of January 2013 were US$ 1.91 billion as compared to FEEs of US$ 1.68 billion during the month of January 2012 and US$ 1.27 billion in January 2011.
He said the growth rate in FEEs in January 2013 in terms of US dollars was 13.6% as compared to the growth of 32.1% in January 2012 over January 2011.
“Tourism ministry compiles monthly estimates of foreign tourist arrivals on the basis of data received from major ports. Similarly, Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) are collected on the basis of data available from Reserve Bank of India,” he added.
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