Foreign tourist arrivals grow 10.7 % in April
As many as 5.99 lakh footfalls were witnessed in April as compared to 5.42 lakh during the corresponding month last year, registering a growth of 10.7 per cent, an official release said.
FTAs during January-April this year were 31.08 lakh. They grew by 10.1 per cent over 28.23 lakh in the corresponding period last year. Among the top 15 source countries, Bangladesh accounted for the highest share of tourist arrivals in April with 18.09 per cent, followed by the US 12.24 per cent, the UK 9.58 per cent, Sri Lanka 3.71 per cent, Malaysia 3.23 per cent and China 3.14 per cent.
The share of Australia was 3.05 per cent, while that of Germany 3.02 per cent, France 2.86 per cent, Canada 2.83 per cent, Russian Federation 2.81 per cent, Japan 2.50 per cent, Nepal 2.07 per cent, Singapore 1.85 per cent and Thailand 1.61 per cent. FEEs during April grew by 15.3 per cent from Rs 10,091 crore in the same month last year to Rs 11,637 crore.