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Foreign Tourist Arrivals and Foreign Exchange Earnings in February 2012



Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) during the Month of February, 2012 was 6.77 lakh as compared to FTAs of 6.36 lakh during the month of February, 2011 and 5.52 lakh in February, 2010. There has been a growth of 6.6% in February 2012 over February 2011 as compared to a growth of 15.1% registered in February 2011 over February 2010. FTAs during the period January-February 2012 were 13.59 lakh with a growth of 7.9% as compared to the FTAs of 12.59 lakh with a growth of 12.4% during January-February 2011 over the corresponding period of 2010.

Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEE) during the month of February 2012 were Rs. 8502 crore as compared to Rs. 7653 crore in February 2011 and Rs 6646 crore in February 2010. The growth rate in FEE in rupee terms in February 2012 over February 2011 were 11.1.% as compared to 15.2.% in February 2011 over February 2010. FEE from tourism in rupee terms during January-February 2012 were 17125 crore with a growth of 27.5% as compared to the FEE of 13430 crore with a growth of 9.7% during January-February 2011 over the corresponding period of 2010. FEE in US$ terms during the month of February 2012 were US$ 1729 million as compared to FEE of US$ 1684 million during the month of February 2011 and US$ 1434 million in February 2010. FEE from tourism in terms of US$ during January-February 2012 were US $ 3410 million with a growth of 15.3% as compared to US $ 2957 million with a growth of 11.6% during Jamuary-February 2011 over the corresponding period of 2011.

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) and Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEE) from tourism on the basis of data received from major airports.

Samir/kd


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