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Government of India
Ministry of Tourism
10-March-2011 16:24 IST
Tourists Visiting Andaman and Nicobar Islands
The number of Foreign Tourist Visits (FTVs) and Domestic Tourist Visits (DTVs) to Andaman & Nicobar Island during the last two years is as under:

 

The number of Foreign Tourist Visits (FTVs) and Domestic Tourist Visits (DTVs) to Andaman & Nicobar Island during the  last two years is as under:

Year

Foreign Tourist Visits

(in thousand)

Domestic Tourist Visits

(in lakhs)

2009

13.7

1.4

2010

14.6

1.8

 

The number of FTVs to Andaman and Nicobar Islands increased to 14.6 thousand in 2010 as compared to 13.7 thousand in 2009.

            The foreign exchange earnings from tourism for the country as a whole during 2009 and 2010 are estimated at US$ 11.39 billion and US$ 14.19 billion respectively. The Ministry of Tourism does not compile revenue earned from tourism for States/Union Territories.

           The Steps taken by the Tourism Department, Andaman & Nicobar Islands for attracting Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) include:

 

(i)                 Introduction of Sea Plane services in the Island.

(ii)               Formulation of Guidelines for Scuba Diving in the Islands.

(iii)             Refurbishing of Dolphin Beach Resort at Havelock.

(iv)             Procurement and operation of one 35 room luxury boat.

(v)               Construction of Canopy walk way in Chidiyatapu and Mount Harriet.

(vi)             Introduction of Sound & Light Show in Ross Island.

(vii)           Up – gradation of Sound & Light Show at cellular Jail.

 

This information was given by Shri Subodh Kant Sahai, Minister for Tourism  in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.

Samir/pm