Travel




Domestic Travel

1. Indians did not travel for leisure or fun as most of them toured to meet social or religious obligations. Visits for the social purpose accounted for 75% of overnight trips in rural India, and 71% in urban areas.

2. Around 9% of overnight trips were due to pilgrimage for rural folks. While, the corresponding figure for the urban population is 12%.

3. Holidaying, leisure and recreation was a privilege for only 5% and 2% of urban and rural populace, respectively, says the survey.

4. Trips on social purpose — for both rural and urban population — accounted for about 43% of all their expenditures. Journey for health and medical grounds had a share of 30% spending for the rural population, and 15% for the urban. Religious and pilgrimage trips cost about 11% in the rural sector and about 14% in the urban.

5. Urban India spent Rs 989 and rural population Rs 466 per trip during 2008-09. On an average, an urban Indian spent Rs 700 per day on a religious visit as compared to Rs 350 in rural areas. The maximum expenditure was on travel followed by shopping, eating and accommodation.

6. 72% of Indians travel to meet friends and family at least once a year. And, the average period of these visits is three to four days. Interestingly, in case of 85% of rural and 80% of urban travellers, the visitors stayed with friends and relatives for the major part of their stay.

7. Only 42% of the population travel once every year overnight for various reasons, with Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh being exceptions. In J&K, overnight travellers were 84% of the population, and in Himachal they were 77%. The states, where average overnight travel was higher than the national average, were Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

8. Overnight travel among residents of most north-eastern states was found to be the lowest among all Indians. The share of transport in expenditure was 20% in rural areas, but as much as 33% in urban India. The share of shopping was 30% in rural India, and 25% in urban India.

Source: http://mospi.nic.in/Mospi_New/upload/press_note_536_20oct10.pdf

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 Foreign
Tourist Arrivals (FTAS) and Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEE) from
tourism in India during 2008 and comparative figures of 2006 and 2007

 
 

Foreign Tourist Arrivals

 

 

 

 

Month

     Foreign Tourist Arrivals (Nos.)  

Percentage Change

2006

2007 @

2008 @

2007/2006

2008/2007

January

459489

532088

584765

15.8%

9.9%

February

439090

498806

560658

13.6%

12.4%

March

391009

444186

509926

13.6%

14.8%

April

309208

333945

369677

8.0%

10.7%

May

255008

267758

290785

5.0%

8.6%

Total

1853804

2076783

2315811

12.0%

11.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign Exchange Earnings in Rs.
Crore

 

 

 

Month

Foreign Exchange Earnings (in Rs. Crore)

Percentage Change

2006

2007**

2008#

2007/2006

2008/2007

January

3970

4777

5642

20.3%

18.1%

February

3793

4478

5431

18.1%

21.3%

March

3378

3988

4968

18.1%

24.6%

April

2850

3154

3271

10.7%

3.7%

May

2350

2528

2651

7.6%

4.9%

Total

16341

18925

21963

15.8%

16.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign Exchange Earnings in US$ million

 

 

 

Month

Foreign Exchange Earnings (in US$ million)

Percentage Change

2006

2007**

2008#

2007/2006

2008/2007

January

894

1081

1433

20.9%

32.6%

February

854

1014

1368

18.7%

34.9%

March

761

903

1231

18.7%

36.3%

April

627

765

817

22.0%

6.8%

May

517

613

630

18.6%

2.8%

Total

3653

4376

5479

19.8%

25.2%

 

 

 

 

 

 

@ Provisional Estimates    ** Partially Revised
Estimates  #  Advance Estimates

 

 

Note:

Figures for January - June 2007 have been revised based on the
Partially Revised figures now available from the Reserve Bank of
India

 

 

Domestic passengers carried by Indian scheduled airlines April 2008

The total domestic passengers carried by the Scheduled Airlines of India during the month of April, 2008 was 38.92 lakhs. The break-up is as follows:

Air India (Domestic) – 5.86 lakhs,

Jet Airways – 8.39 lakhs,

Jet Lite – 3.11 lakhs,

Deccan – 5.30 lakhs,

Kingfisher – 5.58 lakhs,

Spice Jet – 3.94 lakhs,

Paramount – 0.48 lakhs,

Go Air – 1.80 lakhs,

IndiGo – 4.46 lakhs.

The domestic passengers carried by the Scheduled Airlines of India in April, 2007 was 35.82 lakhs of which Air India (Domestic) carried 7.81 lakhs whereas the private airlines carried 28.01 lakhs.
The percentage share of the carriers in the month of April, 2008 was:

Air India (Domestic) – 15.1%,

Jet Airways – 21.6%,

Jet Lite – 8.0%,

Deccan – 13.6%,

Kingfisher – 14.3%,

Spice Jet – 10.1%,

Paramount – 1.2%,

Go Air – 4.6 % and

IndiGo – 11.5%.