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New Delhi : The number of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in November, 2017, was 10.05 lakh  compared to FTAs of 8.78 lakh in November, 2016, and 8.16 lakh in November, 2015.The growth rate in FTAs in November, 2017, over November, 2016, was 14.4%, compared to 7.6% in November, 2016 over November, 2015.

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) and FTAs on e-Tourist Visa on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration (BOI), according to a PIB release. The FTAs during the period January- November 2017 were 90.01 lakh with a growth of 15.6% over same period of the previous year compared to FTAs of 77.83 lakh with a growth of 9.4% in January- November, 2016 over January- November, 2015.

During the month of November, 2017,  2.14 lakh foreign tourists arrived on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 1.37 lakh during the month of November, 2016 registering a growth of 56.2%. During January- November 2017, 14.57 lakh foreign tourists arrived on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 9.17 lakh during January- November 2016 registering a growth of 58.8%.

The percentage share of top 15 ports in foreign tourist arrivals on e-Tourist Visa during November, 2017 was  New Delhi Airport (44.5%), Mumbai Airport (18.7%), Dabolim (Goa) Airport (10.1%), Chennai Airport (5.8%), Kochi Airport (5.4%), Kolkata Airport (3.6%), Hyderabad Airport (2.9%), Trivandrum Airport (2.5%), Amritsar Airport (1.3%), Ahmadabad Airport (1.2%), Gaya Airport (1.1%),  Jaipur Airport (0.8%), Tirchy Airport (0.5%), Lucknow Airport (0.5%) and Calicut Airport (0.3%), according to the PIB release.





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