India’s Ministry of Tourism released a report based on data from the Bureau of Immigration that says the number of overseas travelers to India grew 15 percent year-on-year. For the period January – July 2017 foreign travel arrivals numbered 5,674,000 , compared to 4,903,000 in the corresponding time period last year.
Considering the number of arrivals, Bangladesh has emerged on top of the chart, with a share of 20.12 percent, followed by tourists from the United States of America (16.26 percent) and United Kingdom (10.88 percent).
Travelers arriving on e-visas have registered a year-on-year growth of 73.3 percent — a total of 119,000 tourists arrived on an e-Tourist Visa as compared to 68,000 in July last year. USA and U.K. were at the top two spots in terms of countries availing e- Tourist Visa facilities in July 2017, with percentage shares of 12.9 and 12 respectively.
The international airport at New Delhi received the highest number of foreign travelers, reports Business Standard.