Indian arrivals climb 6% in September

According to the latest data from the country’s Ministry of Tourism, India welcomed 540,000 overseas visitors last month, up 6.1% year-on-year. Bangladesh accounted for the highest number of visitors (18.8% of the total), followed by the US (11.0%), UK (8.0%), Malaysia (4.7%) and Sri Lanka (4.7%).

Delhi Airport handled (30.1%) of arrivals, while 17.2% entered at Mumbai Airport and 10.6% at the Haridaspur land border in West Bengal, which connects India with Bangladesh.

India generated international tourism receipts of INR95.12 billion (US$1.47bn) in September, up 5.0% year-on-year.

For the first nine months of the year, international arrivals to India have now risen 4.6% to 5.6 million, while tourism receipts have increased 3.2% to INR917.37bn.