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Increase in foreign tourists arrival on e-visa. The number of tourists visiting India on e-tourism visas has increased continuously and it increased by 81.7 percent in June month. According to the Ministry of Tourism, 67 thousand tourists visited India on an e-tourism visa in June this year, while 37 thousand tourists had traveled the country in this period last year.The number of foreign tourists visiting India on the visa has also increased in June. Last month, there were 6 lakh 70 thousand foreign tourists, compared with 5 lakh 47 thousand in the same period last year. This has increased by 22.5 percent. On e-tourism visas during January to June this year total 7 lakh 77 thousand visitors, compared to 4 lakh 72 thousand in the same period last year.This has increased by 52 percent. Similarly, the number of foreign tourists visiting on general visa has also increased in January-June period. This year, there were 48 lakh 85 thousand tourists visit during this period, compared to 41 lakh 69 thousand during the same period last year. This has increased by 17.2 percent.The number of Americans traveling to India from overseas in June was 17.7% on e-tourism visas. After that, there are 14 other countries: Britain (10.8 per cent), China (6.8 per cent), Australia (5.2 per cent), Singapore (5.1 per cent), Korea (4.5 per cent), France (4.3 per cent), Germany (3.9 per cent), Canada (3.4 percent), Malaysia (2.6 percent), Spain (2.2 percent), South Africa (1.7 percent), Thailand (1.6 percent), Netherlands (1.5 percent) and Italy (1.4 percent).
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