Foreign Tourist Arrivals rises of 7.2% in Feb 2014 over Feb 2013

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai |

Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from tourism in Rupees terms in February, 2014 were Rs. 11,355 crore in comparison to Rs. 10,252 crore in February, 2013

Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in February, 2014 was 7.38  lakh which was 6.88 lakh in February, 2013 with a growth of 7.2%. Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from tourism in Rupees terms in February, 2014 were Rs. 11,355 crore in comparison to Rs. 10,252 crore in February, 2013. 


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


Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs):

  • FTAs during the Month of February 2014 was 7.38 lakh as compared to FTAs of 6.88 lakh during the month of February 2013 and 6.81 lakh in February 2012.
  • There has been a growth of 7.2% in February 2014 over February 2013 as compared to a  growth of 1.0%  registered  in February 2013 over February  2012.
  • FTAs during the period January-February 2014 were 14.58 lakh with a growth of 5.1% , as compared to the FTAs of 13.87 lakh with a growth of 1.8% during  January-February 2013 over the corresponding period of 2012.

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

  • FEEs during the month of February 2014 were Rs. 11,355 crore as compared to Rs. 10,252 crore in February 2013 and Rs. 8,502 crore in February 2012.
  • The growth rate in FEEs in rupee terms in February 2014 over February 2013 was 10.8% as compared to 20.6% in February 2013 over February 2012.
  • FEE from tourism in rupee terms during January-February 2014 were Rs. 22,552 crore with a growth of 8.9%, as compared to the FEE of Rs.20,717 crore with a growth of 21.0% during  January-February 2013 over the corresponding period of 2012.
  • FEEs in US$ terms during the month of February 2014 were US$1.824bn as compared to FEEs of US$1.905bn during  the month of February 2013 and US$1.729bn in February 2012.
  • The growth rate in FEEs in US$ terms in February 2014 over February 2013 was negative growth of 4.3% as compared to the growth of 10.2% in  February 2013 over February  2012.
  • FEE from tourism in terms of US$ during January-February 2014 were US$ 3.629 billion with a negative growth of 5.2%, as compared to US$ 3.830 billion with a growth of 12.3% during  January-February 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.

 

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