India welcomes 7.5m visitors in 2014

India welcomed 7.46 million international visitors in 2014
India welcomed 7.46 million international visitors in 2014

India welcomed 7.46 million international visitors in 2014, an increase of 7.1% compared to the 6.97m welcomed last year.

According to the latest figures released by the country’s Ministry of Tourism & Culture, a further 877,000 overseas visitors arrived in the country in December 2014, 6.8% more than the same month in 2013.

The USA was India’s largest visitor source market in December, accounting for 17.6% of the total, followed by the UK (11.4%), Bangladesh (10.2%), Canada (4.8%) and Australia (4.8%).

In terms of tourism receipts, India generated US$19.66 billion in the full year 2014, 6.6% more than the US$18.45bn taken in 2013.

And India will be hoping to continue its growth in the coming years, following the launch of a series of tourism-friendly policies by Narendra Modi’s new government. This includes the expansion of the country’s visa-on-arrival policy to more countries and a greater number of arrival points.

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