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  • Foreign Tourist Arrivals (17-December 2014)
  • 29 Tourism projects sanctioned for the North Eastern States in 2014-15 (17-December 2014)
  • Mega Tourism Projects (17-December 2014)
  • ETA enabled Visa on Arrival Scheme (15-December 2014)
  • Foreign Tourist Arrivals register a positive growth over same period of last year (15-December 2014)
  • Centre to Launch New Initiatives to Promote Tourism on Sushasan Divas This Year: Dr Mahesh Sharma (14-December 2014)
  • 62.7 Percent Growth in “Tourist Visa on Arrival” (VoA) Scheme: November, 2014 (12-December 2014)
  • Union Ministry of Tourism advises State Governments/UTs to deploy Tourist Police at prominent tourist spots (09-December 2014)
  • Generating Employment Through Tourism (08-December 2014)
  • Code of Conduct for Safe and Honourable Tourism (08-December 2014)
  • Development of Tourist Destinations/Circuits and Pilgrimage Centres by the Union Ministry of Tourism (08-December 2014)
  • Foreign Tourist Arrivals grow by 7.1% during Jan-Nov 2014 over the corresponding period of 2013 (08-December 2014)
  • Assistance for reconstruction of Tourism Assets in Uttarakhand (03-December 2014)
  • Use of Satellite Phones by Tour Operators for Adventure Tourism (03-December 2014)
  • Tourism to be used as a Tool to Contain Extremism says Dr. Mahesh Sharma (01-December 2014)
  • 41.5 Percent Growth in “Tourist Visa on Arrival” (VoA): October, 2014 (13-November 2014)
  • Dr. Mahesh Sharma assumes charge as Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Tourism and Culture (12-November 2014)
  • Performance of Tourism Sector during October 2014 (07-November 2014)
  • Ministry of Tourism launches Android Mobile Application of its official online travel planner (27-October 2014)
  • Tourist Visas on Arrival issued increase by 28.9 percent in September, 2014 over September, 2013 (17-October 2014)
Ministry of Tourism

Foreign Tourist Arrivals

The number of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India has registered a positive growth during each of the last three years and the current year. The number of FTAs and the growth registered over the previous year during 2011, 2012, 2013 and January- November, 2014 is given below:



FTAs to India (in million)

Growth Rate (%)










Jan-Nov, 2014 (P)



P: Provisional


The steps taken to boost tourism in the country include publicity and promotion, electronic travel Authorization, restriction on gap for re-entry lifted, safety of women tourists, cleanliness and hygiene, trained language speaking guides among others.


This information was given by the Union Minister of State for Tourism (Independent Charge), Dr. Mahesh Sharma in reply to a starred question in the Rajya Sabha today.





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