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Foreign Tourist Arrivals and Foreign Exchange Earnings in April 2012

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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 data received from major airports. Following are the important highlights regarding FTAs and FEE from tourism in India during the month of April 2012. Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) during the Month of April, 2012 was 4.52 lakh as compared to FTAs of 4.38 lakh during the month of April, 2011 and 3.72 lakh in April, 2010. There has been a growth of 3.3% in April 2012 over March 2011. Lower growth in April 2012 is also partly due to high base growth rate in April 2011 over April 2010. Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) during the period January-April 2012 were 24.34 lakh with a growth of 8.3% as compared to the FTAs of 22.47 lakh with a growth of 12.1% during January-February 2011 over the corresponding period of 2010. Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEE) during the month of April 2012 were Rs. 6745 crore as compared to Rs. 5724 crore in April 2011 and Rs 4518 crore in April 2010. The growth rate in FEE in rupee terms in April 2012 over April 2011 were 17.8.% as compared to 26.7.% in April 2011 over April 2010. FEE from tourism in terms during January-April 2012 were 31713 crore with a growth of 28.5% as compared to the FEE of 24676 crore with a growth of 10.8% during January-April 2011 over the corresponding period of 2010. FEE in US$ terms during the month of April 2012 were US$ 1305 million as compared to FEE of US$ 1290 million during the month of April 2011 and US$ 1013 million in April 2010. The growth rate in FEE in US$ terms in April 2012 over April 2011 was 1.2% as compared to the growth of 27.3% in April 2011 over April 2010. FEE from tourism in terms of US$ during January-April 2012 US$ 6274 million with a growth of 14.6% as compared to US$ 5474 million with a growth of 12.4% during January-April, over the corresponding period of 2010.

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