New Delhi: The foreign exchange earnings from tourism increased by 7.5 percent in April as compared to the same period last year, even though there was no change in the number of foreign tourists.
The Foreign Tourist Arrivals ( FTAs) in April 2013 was 4.52 lakh which was the same in April 2012, according to Tourism Ministry data.
However, FTAs during the period January-April 2013 were 24.80 lakh with a growth of 1.9 percent, as compared to the FTAs of 24.34 lakh during January-April 2012.
Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) on the basis of data received from major ports and Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from tourism on the basis of data received from Reserve Bank of India.
First Published: Thursday, May 9, 2013, 11:21