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Foreign tourist visits grew 24% in 2010, Andhra top in domestic visits

delhi Updated: Jul 18, 2011 22:29 IST
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The number of foreign tourist arrivals in India grew an impressive 24.2% in 2010 even as domestic tourist visits registered 10.7 % growth last year, a government release said.

The number of foreign tourist visits (FTVs) stood at 17.9 million, compared to 14.4 million in 2009, registering an impressive growth of 24.2% over 2009.

The top ten States in terms of number of FTVs (in millions) during 2010 were Maharashtra (5.1), Tamil Nadu (2.8), Delhi (1.9), Uttar Pradesh (1.7), Rajasthan (1.3), West Bengal (1.2), Kerala (0.66), Bihar (0.64), Himachal Pradesh (0.45) and Goa (0.44).

The contribution of top 10 States was about 90.3% to the total number of FTVs in the country during 2010. The percentage shares of top five States were Maharashtra (28.5%), Tamil Nadu (15.7%), Delhi (10.6%), Uttar Pradesh (9.4%) and Rajasthan (7.2%).

The number of domestic tourist visits to states/UTs during 2010 continued to grow to 740 million, compared to 669 million in 2009 and 563 million in 2008.

The top ten states in terms of number of domestic tourist visits (in millions) during 2010 were Andhra Pradesh (155.8), Uttar Pradesh (144.8), Tamil Nadu (111.6), Maharashtra (48.5), Karnataka (38.2), Madhya Pradesh (38.1), Uttarakhand (30.2), Rajasthan (25.5), West Bengal (21.1) and Gujarat (18.9).

The contribution of top 10 States was about 85.5% to the total number of domestic tourist visits during 2010. The percentage shares of top 5 States were Andhra Pradesh (21.0%), Uttar Pradesh (19.6%), Tamil Nadu (15.1%), Maharashtra (6.5%) and Karnataka (5.2%).