Foreign tourist arrivals in August
The foreign tourist arrivals in India in August has declined as against July this year. While 4.52 lakh tourists visited the country in July this year, their number decreased to 3.82 lakh in August. However, the number of foreign tourist arrivals in August is more in comparison to the same month in 2009 and 2008. There were 3.82 lakh foreign tourists as compared to 3.50 lakh during August 2009 and 3.83 lakh in August 2008. According to the tourism ministry, there has been a growth of 9% in August 2010 over August 2009 as compared to a negative growth of 8.6% registered in August 2009 over August 2008.