New Delhi, Apr 4 (PTI) The number of foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) in India during July 2017 to February 2018 was 74.11 lakh compared to 65.75 lakh during the same period last year, the government informed Parliament today.

Union Minister of State for Tourism K J ALphons told the Rajya Sabha that foreign tourist arrivals have grown by 12.71 per cent from July 2016-February 2017 to July 2017-February 2018.

He also said foreign exchange earnings (FEE) in India during July 2017-February 2018 was Rs 1.28 lakh crore, compared to Rs 1.13 lakh crore during July 2016-February 2017 showing a growth of 13.32 per cent.

“As such no adverse impact of the goods and services tax (GST) is seen in tourism sector footfalls,” Alphons said.

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