Anand & Madhura Katti, Mumbai (2008-10-20)

BASED on a release by India Ministry of Tourism, India's tourism sector continues to witness encouraging trends despite fears of the global economic slowdown.

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Anand & Madhura Katti, Mumbai (2008-10-20)

BASED on a release by India Ministry of Tourism, India's tourism sector continues to witness encouraging trends despite fears of the global economic slowdown.

Foreign tourist arrivals to India were 3.87 millions in September 2008, which is an increase of 10.4 per cent over corresponding period of previous year.

Foreign exchange earnings from tourism during first nine months was US$8.82billion, an increase of 20.3 per cent over 2007.

Le Passage to India managing director, Mr Arjun Sharma, said: "Our business is going on as pre-planned for this peak season."

India continues to be a long-duration and high-spending destination for foreign travellers. UNWTO World Tourism Barometer statistics indicate that the foreign exchange earnings per foreign traveller to India has been US$2112 in the year 2007, which is more than twice the foreign exchange earned per foreign traveller worldwide (US$948) as well as in Asia-Pacific (US$1027).

The resilience of Indian tourism sector is also evident from the fact that while the growth rate of foreign tourist arrivals worldwide has been five per cent in 2008 and the average growth rate for Asia-Pacific has been 6.9 per cent, the foreign tourist arrivals to India have grown at a rate of 10.4 per cent during the first nine months.

 
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