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Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in April, 2014 was 5.04  lakh which was 4.52 lakh in April, 2013 with a growth of 11.5%.  Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from tourism in Rupees terms in April, 2014 were Rs.8,909 crore in comparison to Rs.7,252 crore in April, 2013.

The following are some important highlights regarding FTAs and FEEs from tourism during the month of April, 2014:

Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs):

 

  • FTAs during the Month of April 2014 was 5.04 lakh as compared to FTAs of 4.52 lakh during the month of April 2013 and 4.48 lakh in April 2012.

 

  • There has been a growth of 11.5% in April 2014 over April 2013 as compared to a  growth of 1.0%  registered  in April 2013 over April  2012.
  • FTAs during the period January-April 2014 were 26.31 lakh with a growth of 6.1% , as compared to the FTAs of 24.80 lakh with a growth of 2.6% during  January-April 2013 over the corresponding period of 2012.

 

Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from Tourism in rupee terms and US$ terms

 

  • FEEs during the month of April 2014 were Rs.8,909 crore as compared to Rs.7,252 crore in April 2013 and Rs.6,745 crore in April 2012.

 

  • The growth rate in FEEs in rupee terms in April 2014 over April 2013 was 22.8% as compared to 7.5% in April 2013 over April 2012.
  • FEE from tourism in rupee terms during January-April 2014 were Rs.41,718 crore with a growth of 11.2%, as compared to the FEE of Rs.37,522 crore with a growth of 18.3% during  January-April 2013 over the corresponding period of 2012.

 

  • FEEs in US$ terms during the month of April 2014 were US$ 1.475 billion as compared to FEEs of US$ 1.334 billion during  the month of April 2013 and US$ 1.305 billion in April  2012.
  • The growth rate in FEEs in US$ terms in April 2014 over April 2013 was growth of 10.6% as compared to the growth of 2.2% in  April 2013 over April  2012.
  •  FEE from tourism in terms of US$ during January-April 2014 were US$ 6.783 billion with a negative growth of 2.0%, as compared to US$ 6.921 billion with a growth of 10.3% during  January-April 2013 over the corresponding period of 2012.

 

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) on the basis of the FTAs data at major ports and Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from tourism on the basis of data available from Reserve Bank of India.