Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) during the Month of April 2011 was 4.17 lakh as compared to FTAs of 3.54 lakh during the month of April 2010 and 3.48 lakh in April 2009. There has been a growth of 17.7 % in April 2011 over April 2010 as compared to a growth of 2 % registered in April 2010 over April 2009. FTAs during the period January-April 2011 were 21.54 lakh with a growth of 12.3 %, as compared to the FTAs of 19.18 lakh with a growth of 8.9 % during January-April 2010 over the corresponding period of 2009.

Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEE) during the month of April 2011 were Rs. 5724 crore as compared to Rs. 4518 crore in April 2010 and Rs. 4061 crore in April 2009. The growth rate in FEE in Rupee terms in April 2011 over April 2010 was 26.7 % as compared to 11.3 % in April 2010 over April 2009. FEE from tourism in rupee terms during January-April 2011 were Rs. 24676 crore with a growth of 10.8 %, as compared to the FEE of Rs. 22264 crore with a growth of 26.2 % during January-April 2010 over the corresponding period of 2009. FEE in US$ terms during the month of April 2011 were US$ 1290 million as compared to FEE of US$ 1013 million during the month of April 2010 and US$ 811 million in April 2009. The growth rate in FEE in US$ terms in April 2011 over April 2010 was 27.3 % as compared to the growth of 24.9 % in April 2010 over April 2009. FEE from tourism in terms of US$ during January-April 2011 were US$ 5474 million with a growth of 12.4%, as compared to US$ 4871 million with a growth of 37.5 % during January-April 2010 over the corresponding period of 2009.

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