US registers highest share of TVoAs in Feb 15

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US registers highest share of TVoAs in Feb ‘15
Tourist Visa on Arrival (TVoA) enabled by Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) launched by the Govt on 27th November 2014 for 43 countries has been extended to the citizens of Guyana in January, 2015.


The highlights of tourists visiting India on ETA-enabled TVoA during February, 2015 are following:

• In Feb 2015, a total of 24,985 tourists visited India on ETA-enabled TVoA as compared to 1,980 TVoA in Feb 2014, registering a growth of 1161.9%.

• In Jan-Feb 2015, a total of 50,008 TVoAs were issued as compared to 3,883 TVoA during Jan-Feb 2014, registering a growth of 1187.9%.

• This high growth may be attributed to introduction of ETA enabled TVoA for 44 countries as against coverage of earlier TVoA scheme for 12 countries.

• The percentage shares of top 10 source countries for ETA enabled TVoA, in India during February 2015, were: U.S. (31.01%), Russia (14.76%), Germany (11.90%), Australia (8.47%), Republic of Korea (7.68%), Ukraine (6.05%), Japan (2.09%), New Zealand (1.83%), Israel (1.82%) and UAE (1.82%).

• The percentage shares of different airports for ETA-enabled TVoA, in India during Feb 2015, were: New Delhi (43.84%), Mumbai (19.84%), Goa (14.20%), Bengaluru (6.03%), Chennai (5.88%), Hyderabad
(2.83%), Kochi (2.73%), Kolkata (2.57%) and Trivandrum (2.09%).

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