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Foreign tourist arrivals to grow 18% in 2017

Foreign tourist arrivals to grow 18% in 2017

Tour operators in India expect 18% development in foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) in 2017 floated by the favorable condition in the nation for outside guests.

Key Highlights:-

  • We expect at least 17-18% growth in the arrival of foreign tourists in this year over eight million recorded in 2016.
  • The numbers may touch 10 million this year", said Pronab Sarkar, president, Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO), the apex body of travel trade in the country.
  • The atmosphere in India is very good other than the Doklam issue with China. Now, the issue has been defused, things will be better now.
  • A total of 0.83 million tourists arrived on an e-Tourist visa as compared to 0.54 million recorded during January-July 2016, registering a growth of 54.7%.
  • The number of FTAs were 0.78 million compared to 0.73 million recorded in Jul 2016, an increase of 7.4%.
  • IATO is organizing its 33rd IATO Annual Convention from September 7-10, 2017 in Bhubaneswar.
Q.1 How many percentage foreign tourist arrivals in India 2017?
A. 12%
B. 18%
C. 16%
D. 22%
Ans: 18%

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