Increase in foreign exchange earnings from tourism

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SummaryThe number of foreign tourist arrivals and Indian nationals travelling abroad have registered a positive growth.

The Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from tourism in the country have registered a positive growth over the years, the government said today.

From January to July in 2013, the FEEs stand at Rs 50,448 crore while the earnings have grown from estimated Rs 64,889 crore in 2010 to Rs 94,487 crore in 2012, the minister said.

The number of foreign tourist arrivals and Indian nationals travelling abroad have registered a positive growth during 2010-12, said the minister.

The House was also informed that the media campaigns have resulted in increase of tourist arrivals to India.

Tourist arrivals increased from 2.38 million in 2002, when the 'Incredible India' campaign was launched to 6.58 million in 2012, the minister said.

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