Visitor arrivals to India up 3% in 2019, arrivals on e-tourist visa up 24%

    India‘s Ministry of Tourism reported (16-Jan-2020) foreign tourist arrivals to India for Dec-2019 and for the 12 months ended Dec-2019. Details include:

    • Dec-2019:
      • Foreign tourist arrivals: 1.2 million, +2.9% year-on-year;
        • Share of top 15 source countries:
          • Bangladesh: 20.58%;
          • US: 17.82%;
          • UK: 8.82%;
          • Australia: 5.86%;
          • Canada: 3.65%;
          • Russia: 3.32%;
          • China: 3.12%;
          • Malaysia: 2.82%;
          • Germany: 1.94%;
          • Sri Lanka: 1.93%;
          • Singapore: 1.90%;
          • Japan: 1.75%;
          • France: 1.58%;
          • Thailand: 1.51%;
          • Italy: 1.38%;
      • Arrivals on e-tourist Visa: 377,092, +22.3%;
        •  Share of top 15 source countries:
          • US: 14.79%;
          • UK: 11.05%;
          • Russia: 8.36%;
          • China: 7.65%;
          • Malaysia: 5.49%;
          • Australia: 5.20%;
          • Canada: 4.22%;
          • France: 3.28%;
          • Germany: 3.21%;
          • Thailand: 3.03%;
          • Italy: 2.84%;
          • South Africa: 2.03%;
          • Singapore: 1.87%;
          • Japan: 1.62%;
          • Israel: 1.55%
    • 12 months ended Dec-2019:
      • Foreign tourist arrivals: 10.9 million, +3.2%;
      • Arrivals on e-tourist Visa: 2.4 million, +23.6%.