India among highest-growing tourist economies in 2017: Alphons
India was one of the highest-growing tourist economies in the world in 2017, Tourism Minister K J Alphons informed Parliament today.
In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Alphons said in 2017, India had registered a growth of over 14 per cent in the number of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) over 2016, along with a 19.2-per cent increase (in US dollar terms) in Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) through tourism.
"In 2017, Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) through tourism was Rs 1.77 crore. India ranks 26th in the world in arrivals of global tourists. India was among the highest-growing tourist economies in the world in 2017," the minister said.
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