New Delhi, Nov 10: The 'Incredible India' campaign attracted 6.80 lakh foreign tourists in October this year as against 6.68 lakh in the same month last year, thus registering a growth of 1.7 per cent.
However, there was a decline in foreign exchange earnings in October, according to Tourism Ministry data. Forex earnings from tourism in October were Rs 9,611 crore as compared to Rs 10,041 crore in October 2014, a decline of 4.3 per cent, it said.
The maximum number of tourists who visited India during this time came from Bangladesh (15.22 per cent), followed by USA (12.99 per cent), UK (11.31 per cent), Sri Lanka (3.69 per cent), Germany (3.62 per cent), Canada (3.58 per cent) and Australia (3.37 per cent).
A total 62.88 lakh foreign tourists visited India during January-October 2015 as against 60.28 lakh in the same period last year, registering an increase of 4.3 per cent, the data added.