116.9% growth in foreign tourists arrival on e-tourist visa

MUMBAI: A total of 68,809 foreign tourists arrived in September 2016 on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 31,729 during the month of September 2015 registering a growth of 116.9%. UK (15.5%) continues to occupy top slot followed by USA (12.4%) and China (9.0%) among countries availing e-tourist visa facility during September 2016.

The facility of e-tourist visa has been made available by the government of India to the citizens of 150 countries, arriving at 16 international airports in India. The number of e-tourist visa availed by foreign tourists visiting India during the month of September, 2016 has registered a substantial growth rate over the corresponding month of 2015.

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During the month of September, 2016 a total of 68,809 foreign tourists arrived on e-tourist visa as compared to 31,729 during the month of September, 2015 registering a growth of 116.9%.

 During January-September 2016, a total of 6,75,302 tourist arrived on e-tourist visa as compared to 2,01,705 during January-September 2015, registering a growth of 234.
 This high growth may be attributed to introduction of e-tourist visa for 150 countries as against the earlier coverage of 113 countries.

The percentage shares of top 10 source countries availing e-tourist visa facilities during September, 2016 were as follows. UK (15.5%), USA (12.4%), China (9.0%), Australia (6.0%), Germany (4.8%), France (4.3%), Spain (3.6%), Canada (3.1%), UAE (2.6%) and Malaysia (2.6%).

Article Source: indiatimes

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