Feb 25 2013 00:00 IST
Foreign tourist arrivals in India till November 2012 grew by 6 per cent according to Ministry of Tourism estimates. Despite negative signals from the global economy, the number of foreign tourist arrivals in the country in 2012 showed an increase of about six per cent over the same period of 2011. During the period January-November 2012, around 6 million tourists visited India against 5.5 million in 2011. Foreign exchange earnings from tourism stood at 840 billion US$ with a growth of 22.1 per cent over the same period in 2011.