The tourism industry has witnessed 6.5% of increase in overseas tourist arrivals in the month of November 2015 when compared to the same period in the year 2014.
Most of the tourist arrivals were from the US in November 2015, and around 11,610 crores of foreign exchange was earned through the tourism in November 2015.
The Tourism Ministry collect the monthly estimation of Foreign travelers Arrivals (FTA) on the population wise basis, information from Immigration Bureau (BOI) and Earnings of Foreign Exchange (FEEs) from the tourism on the information basis which is available from the Reserve Bank of India.
The foreign tourist arrivals in the November month was 8.15 lakh compared to 7.65 lakh during the same period of 2014 and 7.34 lakh in 2013. There has been an increase of 6.5% in November 2015.
The foreign tourist arrivals from January till November 2015 were 71.03 lakh with an increase of 4.5%. The US accounts for highest number of tourists arrivals with 15.6%, Bangladesh stood at second place with 12.7%, UK with 11%, Canada with 4.52%, Australia with 4.22%, Malaysia with 3.43%, Russia with 3.42%, Germany with 3.34%, Sri Lanka with 2.89%, China with 2.83%, Japan with 2.51%, Singapore with 2.19%, Nepal with 1.77% and Thailand with 1.58%.
The Foreign exchange earnings were around 11,610 crores, and the foreign exchange earnings in the month of November 2015 in US dollar terms were US$ 1.755 million, foreign exchange earnings during the January till November month were US$ 17.685 billion.