FTAS thumbs-up to Ma­ha­rash­tra

In the re­cently re­leased stats (num­ber of trav­ellers) by MOT, it is ev­i­dent that Ma­ha­rash­tra and Tamil Nadu lead the chart. re­ports the shift which has come to fore in terms of domestic & for­eign ar­rivals in In­dia.

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the see-saw of tourists fig­ures, there have been some changes in the rank­ings in the year 2011 ac­cord­ing to fig­ures from the Min­istry of Tourism. In domestic vis­i­tors, Ut­tar Pradesh and AP tie with 18.3% and 18% of the to­tal vis­i­tors. But for­eign tourists give th­ese two states a wide berth, pre­fer­ring to head to­wards Ma­ha­rash­tra and Tamil Nadu in­stead.

Most of the States/Union Ter­ri­to­ries (UT) have ob­served a gen­eral in­crease in the num­ber of domestic and for­eign tourist vis­its dur­ing 2011. The States/UTs which recorded a de­cline in domestic tourist vis­its in 2011 over 2010 were Andhra Pradesh, Bi­har, Dadar & Na­gar Haveli, Haryana, Sikkim and Ut­tarak­hand. The States / UTs which ex­pe­ri­enced de­cline in for­eign tourist vis­its dur­ing 2011 over 2010 were AP, Chandigarh, Dadar & Na­gar Haveli, Da­man & Diu, Lak­shad­weep, Ma­ha­rash­tra, Mi­zo­ram and Ut­tarak­hand.

The top five states in domestic tourist vis­its in 2011 were Ut­tar Pradesh (155.4 mil­lion), Andhra Pradesh (153.1 mil­lion), Tamil Nadu (137.5 mil­lion), Kar­nataka (84.1 mil­lion) and Ma­ha­rash­tra (55.3 mil­lion). Th­ese five states ac­counted for about 68.9% of the to­tal domestic tourist vis­its in the coun­try. In re­spect of for­eign tourist vis­its in 2011, the top five states/ UTs were Ma­ha­rash­tra (4.8 mil­lion), Tamil Nadu ( 3.4 mil­lion), Delhi ( 2.2 mil­lion), Ut­tar Pradesh (1.9 mil­lion) and Ra­jasthan (1.4 mil­lion). Th­ese five states/UTs ac­counted for about nearly 70% of the to­tal for­eign tourist vis­its to the States/UTs in the coun­try.

The Taj Ma­hal in Agra leads tourism leads fig­ures for vis­its from both domestic (46,46,203) and for­eign vis­i­tors (6,68,903).

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