India: Foreign tourist arrivals up in September
Over 4 lakh tourists visited India during the month of September, a jump of 8.7 percent during the like period last year.
New Delhi: Over 4 lakh tourists visited India during the month of September, a jump of 8.7 percent during the like period last year, the Tourism Ministry said on Monday.
In its latest figures released on Monday, the ministry said foreign tourist arrivals during September were 4.01 lakh as compared to 3.69 lakh in 2010.
Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEE) during the month of September 2011 were Rs 5,748 crore as compared to Rs 4,678 crore in September 2010 and Rs 3,798 crore in September 2009.
FEE from tourism in rupee terms during January-September 2011 were Rs 53,761 crore with a growth of 16.6 percent, as compared to the FEE of Rs 46,115 crore with a growth of 22.7 percent during January-September 2010 over the corresponding period of 2009.