India Tourism Day
Wednesday the 25th of January marks India’s National Tourism Day, a day to raise awareness about the importance of tourism to the country and its economy.
India is a vast and beautiful country filled with all manner of things to do and places to see. It comes as no surprise that people from all over the world travel there for the culture, heritage, nature, education, business opportunities, sporting events, and more.
Tourism in India continued to expand in 2016, with a double-digit increase in international visitor arrivals.
Let’s talk statistics…
Since the introduction of the e-Tourist visa, India has seen a huge growth in foreign arrivals with numbers almost doubling compared to 2015. According to data released by India’s Ministry of Tourism, the country welcomed a total of 8.89 million international visitors in 2016, up 10.7% compared to 2015.
1.08 million e-Tourist Visas were issued at Indian Airports in 2016.
Introduced in 2015, the e-Tourist Visa scheme has seen massive growth after its initial success. As a result, the Indian government decided to expand the e-Tourist Scheme to 113 countries and territories and made available at 16 Indian airports.
Accounting for approximately 12% of total arrivals. The system is now in place for the citizens of 161 countries.
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