Tourism sector in India during October 2009

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Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) and Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEE) from tourism on the basis of datawater-sport received from major airports. Following are the important highlights regarding these two important indicators of tourism sector.

Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs)

  • FTAs during the Month of October 2009 were 4.48 lakh as compared to FTAs of 4.53 lakh during the month of October 2008 and 4.45 lakh in October 2007.
  • There has been a decline of 0.9% in FTAs in October 2009 over October 2008. However, there has been an improvement vis-a-vis the growth rate of (-) 4.1% observed in September 2009 over September 2008.
  • FTAs during January – October 2009 at 40.23 lakh were lower as compared to 43.24 lakh in January – October 2008.
  • The growth rate in FTAs during Jan-Oct 2009 (-7.0%) marginally improved as compared to the growth rate during Jan-Sep, 2009 (-7.7%).

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

  • FEE during the month of October 2009 were Rs. 4806 crore as compared to Rs.4248 crore in October 2008.
  • FEE during January – October 2009 were Rs.42395 crore as compared to Rs. 40712 crore in January – October 2008.
  • FEE in US $ terms during the month of October 2009 were US $ 1028 million as compared to US $ 873 million in October 2008.
  • FEE during January – October 2009 were US$ 8699 million as compared to US$ 9696 million during January – October 2008.
  • The growth rate in FEE in Rs. term during January-October,2009(4.1%) registered an improvement over the growth rate during January-September,2009 (3.1%) .
  • The growth rate in FEE in US$ terms during January-October 2009 (-10.3%) also improved over the growth rate during January-September 2009 (-13.1%).
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