ETW STAFF – Mumbai
Ministry of Tourism has compiled monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) and Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEE) from tourism on the basis of data received from major airports. FTAs during the period January-April 2012 were 24.34 lakh with a growth of 8.3 per cent as compared to the FTAs of 22.47 lakh with a growth of 12.1 per cent during January-February 2011 over the corresponding period of 2010. FTAs during April, 2012 was 4.52 lakh as compared to FTAs of 4.38 lakh during the month of April, 2011. There has been a growth of 3.3 per cent in April 2012 over March 2011. Lower growth in April 2012 is also partly due to high base growth rate in April 2011 over April 2010.
FEE during the month of April 2012 were Rs 6745 crore as compared to Rs 5724 crore in April 2011. The growth rate in FEE in rupee terms in April 2012 over April 2011 were 17.8. per cent as compared to 26.7 per cent in April 2011 over April 2010. FEE from tourism in terms during January-April 2012 were 31,713 crore with a growth of 28.5 per cent as compared to the FEE of 24,676 crore with a growth of 10.8 per cent during January-April 2011 over the corresponding period of 2010.