As per the provisional data of Ministry of Tourism, foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) stood at 10.2 million during 2017, a growth of 15.6 per cent.
For the first time, annual foreign tourist arrivals in the country have crossed the 10- million mark in 2017, Tourism Minister K J Alphons said.
Arun Jaitley invited ASEAN nations to invest in India, especially in infra and services, saying country is getting globally integrated in terms of trade and investments.
Full implementation of the FTA in goods between India and the Asean bloc will help boost trade between the two regions, MoS for Commerce and Industry C R Chaudhary said.
"We crossed 10 mn FTAs in 2017 and if we include non-resident Indians visiting the country then the number went up to over 17 mn," Alphons said.
Sushma Swaraj held "productive" talks with Mohamed Asim amidst a strain in bilateral ties over a number of issues, including signing of an FTA between Maldives and China.
India has a shortage of nearly two lakh hotel rooms and it is struggling to manage a surge in tourist arrivals.
The EU will resume political contact “at all levels” with Thailand, after putting relations on hold following a 2014 coup by the Thai military.
EU wants to negotiate an ambitious trading partnership with Britain after Brexit, but will only do so once divorce issues are settled.
US envoy said Trump discussed a possible FTA with Shinzo Abe during his trip to Tokyo, contradicting Japanese official who had said such talks never took place.
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AVIATION IN FOCUS
Jan Domestic Air Passenger Traffic At 1.15 Cr, Up 19.7% YoY
Air India Jan Passenger Load Factor At 84.6% vs 81.8% MoM
Jet Airways Jan Passenger Load Factor At 88.7% vs 88.5% MoM
IndiGo Jan Passenger Load Factor At 89.7% vs 90.8% MoM
SpiceJet Jan Passenger Load Factor At 95.0% vs 95.6% MoM
Air India Jan Market Share At 13.3% vs 13.1% MoM
Jet Airways Jan Market Share At 14.3% vs 14.6% MoM
IndiGo Jan Market Share At 39.7% vs 39.4% MoM
SpiceJet Jan Market Share At 12.6% vs 12.7% MoM