Over 4 lakh tourists visited India in August

Over 4 lakh tourists visited India in August

“Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) during the month of August, 2011 was 4.02 lakh as compared to FTAs of 3.82 lakh during the month of August, 2010 and 3.70 lakh in August, 2009,” according to Ministry of Tourism statement issued here.

According to the ministry, from January to August this year, almost 38.19 lakh tourists visited India, indicating a growth of 10.2 per cent as compared to 2010 during the same period, when 34.67 lakh tourists visited the country.

Officials in the ministry said that the Foreign Exchange Earnings during the month of August 2011 were Rs 5,734 crore as compared to Rs 4,620 crore in August 2010 and Rs 4,115 crore in August 2009.

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