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September records 4 lakh foreign tourists

Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in September 2011 was 4.01 lakh compared to 3.69 lakh during the month in 2010 and 3.31 lakh in August, 2009.

There has been a growth of 8.7% in September, 2011 over September, 2010 as compared to a growth of 11.6 % registered in September 2010 over September, 2009.

The growth of 8.7% in September 2011 is higher than 5.3% in Augustt, 2011. FTAs during the period January-September, 2011 were 42.20 lakh with a growth of 10.0%, as compared to the FTAs of 38.35 lakh with a growth of 8.0 % during January-September 2010 over the corresponding period of 2009.

Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEE) during the month of September 2011 were Rs. 5,748 crore (Rs. 57,480 million) as compared to Rs. 4,678 crore in September 2010 and Rs 3,798 crore in September 2009, said a statement.

The growth rate in FEE in Rs terms in September 2011 was 22.9% as compared to 23.2 % in September 2010 over September 2009. FEE from tourism in rupee terms during January-September 2011 were Rs. 53761 crore with a growth of 16.6%, as compared to the FEE of Rs. 46115 crore with a growth of 22.7% during January- September 2010 over the corresponding period of 2009.

FEE in US$ terms during the month of September 2011 were US$ 1208 million as compared to FEE of US$ 1015 million during the month of Septembert 2010 and US$ 785 million in September 2009. The growth rate in FEE in US$ terms in September 2011 over September 2010 was 19% as compared to the growth of 29.3 % in September 2010 over September 2009.

FEE from tourism in terms of US$ during January-September 2011 were US$ 11886 million with a growth of 18.7%, as compared to US$ 10012 million with a growth of 30.5 % during January-August 2010 over the corresponding Period of 2009.

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