Ministry of Tourism has launched Domestic Tourist Visits (DTV) ‘provisional’ data based on the inputs received from all the States/UTs.
Domestic Tourist Visits | Key facts
- While surpassing the growth rate of 6.8% in Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) observed in January 2016 over January 2015, a significantly higher double digit growth rate of 16.5% has been witnessed correspondingly in the month of January 2017 over January 2016.
- 5% Growth in Domestic Tourist visits to States/UTs during 2016 as compared to 2015
- Domestic Tourism in India Booming with significant growth in Domestic Tourist visits
Domestic Tourist Visits | Background
- The data for DTVs, every year, is compiled by Ministry of Tourism based on the inputs received from all States/UTs.
- Ministry of Tourism compiles data on tourist arrivals and visits to States/ Union Territories (UTs) on the basis of details received from various sources namely Bureau of Immigration and States /UTs.
Domestic Tourist Visits | | Features of the provisional figures for DTVs
- During 2016, the number of DTVs to the States/ UTs was 1653 million (provisional) as compared to 1432 million in 2015 registering a growth of 15.5 %.
- The contribution of the top ten States/ UTs during 2016 stands at about 84.2% to the total number of Domestic Tourist Visits as against 83.62% recorded in 2015.
- The top ten States in terms of number of DTVs (in millions), during 2016, were Tamil Nadu (344.3), Uttar Pradesh (229.6), Madhya Pradesh (184.7), Andhra Pradesh (158.5), Karnataka (129.8), Maharashtra (115.4), West Bengal (74.5), Telangana (71.5), Gujarat (42.8) and Rajasthan (41.5).
- Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh have maintained the first and second rank respectively in terms of DTVs in 2016.
- Madhya Pradesh has gained several ranks to reach the third position leaving Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra at the succeeding fourth, fifth and sixth positions.
- West Bengal surpassed Telangana to attain the seventh position rendering Telangana at the eighth, followed by Gujarat and Rajasthan.