Domestic tourism growing in double digits

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  1. Sridhar

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    Domestic tourism in India continued to grow in double digits with the number of domestic tourist visits to the various tourist destinations in the country rising to 851 million in 2011 from 748 million in 2010 and 669 million in 2009.

    During 2011, the number of domestic tourist visits to various places within the country posted an increase of 13.8 per cent year-on-year, compared to an 11.8 per cent growth in 2010 over 2009.

    The top ten states in terms of number of domestic tourist visits during 2011 were: Uttar Pradesh (155.4 million), Andhra Pradesh (153.1 million), Tamil Nadu (137.5 million), Karnataka (84.1 million), Maharashtra (55.3 million), Madhya Pradesh (44.1 million), Rajasthan (27.1 million), Uttarakhand (25.9 million), West Bengal (22.3 million) and Gujarat (21.0 million).

    The top 10 states accounted for about 85.3 per cent of the total number of domestic tourist visits during 2011. The percentage shares of top 5 states were: Uttar Pradesh (18.3 per cent), Andhra Pradesh (18 per cent), Tamil Nadu (16.2 per cent), Karnataka (9.9 per cent) and Maharashtra (6.5 per cent).

    Uttar Pradesh has occupied the first rank in terms of domestic tourist visits in 2011, whereas Andhra Pradesh, which was at first place in 2010, has moved down to the second rank.

    During 2011, the number of foreign tourist visits to the he various states and union territories in India was 19.5 million as compared to 17.9 million in 2010 and 14.4 million in 2009. This year, the number of foreign tourists to states/UTs registered a growth of 8.85 per cent over 2010 as compared to a growth of 24.6 per cent in 2010 over 2009. The top ten states in terms of number of foreign tourist visits during 2011 were Maharashtra (4.8 million), Tamil Nadu (3.4 million), Delhi (2.2 million), Uttar Pradesh (1.9 million), Rajasthan (1.4 million), West Bengal (1.2 million), Bihar (0.97 million), Kerala (0.73 million), Karnataka (0.57 million) and Himachal Pradesh (0.48 million).

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    Kerala at a measly 0.73 million and Goa not even in the picture ? :shocked:
     
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    0.73 million for Kerela is just foreign tourists. I'm sure there were far more domestic tourists...

    As for Goa not being in the picture, I'm surprised too.
     
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    Yes, something does look wrong - Goa should definitely figure, possibly Gujarat and TN also. Also I wonder how they would calculate foreign tourists visiting multiple states - usually foreign tourists visit multiple tourist destinations at once. So if 19.5 million tourists entered India, I would expect the the sum of foreign tourists visiting the top 5 states to be greater than that.
     
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    I think the standard measure is "most significant destination" - which is generally the state which the foreign tourist spent the most amount of time in.
     
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    Unlikely that our Tourism department is that efficient to collect data on where foreign tourists spent the most time. Most likely, it is just the port of entry for these foreign tourists and there is really no way to say where they went from there and which places they visited, otherwise would you not expect Agra / UP to be the most visited destination?
     
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    planning visit India, NDL one week.
     
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    I doubt it. How many foreign do you think enter through UP, Bihar, or Himachal Pradesh?
     
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    That is my point. Most tourist arrivals happen through Delhi or Mumbai but in 2010, 620k foreign tourists visited Taj Mahal alone http://tourism.gov.in/writereaddata...ntent/MR/pub-OR-statistics/2010Statistics.pdf So UP should be in the list of tourist visits since the 10th state mentioned Himachal has only 480k. The number of foreign tourists is not 19.5 million but much less (it is the number of tourist visits to gated monuments), it was around 5.78 million in 2010.
     
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    Highlighting the Foreign tourist visits again

    During 2011, the number of foreign tourist visits to the he various states and union territories in India was 19.5 million as compared to 17.9 million in 2010 and 14.4 million in 2009. This year, the number of foreign tourists to states/UTs registered a growth of 8.85 per cent over 2010 as compared to a growth of 24.6 per cent in 2010 over 2009. The top ten states in terms of number of foreign tourist visits during 2011 were Maharashtra (4.8 million), Tamil Nadu (3.4 million), Delhi (2.2 million), Uttar Pradesh (1.9 million), Rajasthan (1.4 million), West Bengal (1.2 million), Bihar (0.97 million), Kerala (0.73 million), Karnataka (0.57 million) and Himachal Pradesh (0.48 million).
     
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    The compilation of domestic tourism statistics is undertaken by the Statistical Cells in
    the Departments of Tourism of State Governments /Union Territory (UT) Administrations.
    These statistics are based on the monthly returns collected from hotels and other
    accommodation establishments. The information is collected by using specific formats,
    and aggregate centre-wise statistics sent to the Market Research Division of the Union
    Ministry of Tourism. Most of the States/UTs have been furnishing information on domestic
    and foreign tourist visits to the States, as also number of nights spent by them on monthly
    basis.
    Ministry of Tourism had also commissioned State Tourism Surveys in some States
    to ascertain the number of tourist visits to these states. The data
    obtained from the State Tourism Surveys have been appropriately used to estimate domestic
    and foreign tourist visits to the States.
     
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    http://m.thehindu.com/news/national/double-digit-growth-in-tourist-arrivals/article7441175.ece

    Double digit growth in tourist arrivals
    Updated: July 20, 2015 01:53 IST | Yuthika Bhargava
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    Tourist arrivals in India registered a double-digit growth in 2014 over the previous year, show Union Tourism Ministry data.

    While the number of domestic tourists grew 12 per cent against 9.59 per cent in 2013, the number of foreign visitors rose by 13.12 per cent against 9.24 per cent the previous year.

    Tamil Nadu remained the favourite destination, receiving the highest number of 32.76 crore domestic visitors and 46.6 lakh foreign visitors.

    In the domestic travel segment, Uttar Pradesh, with 18.28 crore arrivals, came second after Tamil Nadu, which remained first in domestic and foreign tourist arrivals, in 2014, show data compiled by the market research division of the Union Tourism Ministry based on inputs received from the tourism departments of all States and Union Territories.

    On the other hand, after Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra (43.9 lakh) attracted the second highest number of foreign tourists, followed by Uttar Pradesh (29.1 lakh), Delhi (23.2 lakh), Rajasthan (15.3 lakh), West Bengal (13.8 lakh), Kerala (9.2 lakh), Bihar (8.3 lakh), Karnataka (5.6 lakh) and Haryana (5.5 lakh). While most of the list remains the same as in 2013, Haryana makes its debut replacing Goa.

    In the domestic segment, Karnataka (11.83 crore) and Maharashtra (9.41 crore) moved up a place each to the third and fourth position, respectively, and Andhra Pradesh (9.33 crore) moved to the fifth place post the spilt. Telangana (7.24 crore) debuted on the list at the sixth place.

    Despite aggressive advertising, Madhya Pradesh (6.36 crore) slipped one rank to the seventh spot. West Bengal (4.9 crore) moved up one place to the eighth position. Jharkhand (3.34 crore) was a surprise entrant on the list, jumping to the ninth position from 14th in 2013.

    Rajasthan (3.31 crore), considered one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, dropped three places to the 10th position.
     

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