Indian arrivals rise 10%

Jorg Hackemann
Photo by Jorg Hackemann

International visitor arrivals to India continued to rise in October 2014.

According to the latest data from the country’s Ministry of Tourism, a total of 656,000 overseas visitors arrived in India last month – 9.7% more than the 598,000 recorded in October 2013.

Neighbouring Bangladesh remains the top visitor source market for India, accounting for 14.2% of the total monthly visits, followed by the USA (12.6%), UK (11.0%), Sri Lanka (3.7%) and Russia (3.6%).

And the number of people taking advantage of India’s visa-on-arrival scheme soared in October 2014, rising 41.5% to 2,705. This accounts for just less than half a percent of India’s total arrivals however, and India’s tourism industry will be keen for the government to push ahead with a planned expansion of the scheme  cover almost all of the world’s countries.

India generated INR98.47 billion (US$1.6bn) in revenues from international tourists in October, up 13.9% year-on-year.

For the first 10 months of the year, India has now welcomed 5.84 million international visitors, up 7.8% compared to the same period last year. Tourism revenues increased 12.9% to INR970.07bn.

You might also like

Comments are closed.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Sign up here to get the latest news, updates and special offers delivered directly to your inbox.
You can unsubscribe at any time