FTA’s, FEE Rises in 2019

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Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) registered a growth of 3.2%. in 2019 as FTA’s jumped  from 93,66,478   between January- November 2018 as to 96,69,633  between January- November 2019.   Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) FEEs during the period January- November 2019 were Rs. 1,88,364 Crore as compared to Rs. 1,75,407 Crore in January- November 2018 registering a growth of 7.4%.
During January- November 2019, a total of 25,51,211 tourist arrived on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 20,61,511 during January- November 2018, registering a growth of 23.8%. At present the e-Visa Scheme is available to nationals of 169 countries. e-Visa is valid for entry through 28 designated Airports and 5 designated seaports. The Government has substantially reduced the visa fee on e – visa to increase tourism competitiveness of the country.
India has also witnessed a steady rise in its rank in Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) over a period of time as it is placed at  34th position in 2019, it was placed at 65 position in 2013.

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