12 May 2012

Overseas India Tourism Offices


There are 14 Overseas India Tourism Offices located in thirteen countries under the Ministry of Tourism for undertaking activities to promote Indian tourism destinations and products and showcasing India’s tourism potential in overseas markets in order to boost inbound tourism to the country.  The details of these overseas offices and the expenditure incurred on their maintenance during the last three years and the current year, year-wise is given. The foreign tourist arrivals to India have increased from 2.38 million in the year 2002 to 6.29 million (provisional) in the year 2011.
 There is no proposal to set up more India Tourism Offices abroad at present.

OVERSEAS INDIA TOURISM OFFICES
                                                                                                                    ( Rs. in Lakh)
Sl. No.
Name of India Tourism Office
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12 (Provisional)
2012-13
(Till 30.04.2012)
1.
New York
200.64
215.83
283.60






Nil
2.
Los Angeles
61.29
64.50
91.83
3.
Toronto
87.53
99.42
97.08
4.
London
231.87
202.57
196.82
5.
Frankfurt
192.83
190.87
212.45
6.
Paris
216.53
217.52
200.57
7.
Amsterdam
117.55
112.60
123.41
8.
Milan
75.82
54.37
85.60
9.
Sydney
155.89
156.78
173.79
10.
Singapore
96.11
114.17
118.48
11.
Dubai
91.03
74.64
94.26
12.
Johannesburg
59.28
64.52
71.95
13.
Tokyo
274.48
190.55
161.47
14.
Beijing
128.91
131.92
127.89

            This information was given by the  Minister of  State for Tourism  Shri Sultan Ahmed in a written reply to Shri  EG Sugavanam in Lok Sabhatoday.

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