* FEE from Tourism in INR terms during January-June 2011 were INR 351.6 billion with a growth of 12.1 per cent, as compared to the FEE of INR 313.7 billion with a growth of 27.1 per cent during January-June 2010 over the corresponding period of 2009.
* FEE from Tourism in terms of US$ during January-June 2011 were US$ 7.8 billion with a growth of 14.2 per cent, as compared to US$ 6.8 billion with a growth of 36.6 per cent during January-June 2010 over the corresponding period of 2009.
* Tourism continues to play an important role as a foreign exchange earner for the country. In 2010, foreign exchange earnings (FEE) from tourism were US$ 14.19 billion as compared to US$ 11.39 billion in 2009, registering a growth of 24.6%.
* FEE from Tourism in INR terms during 2010 were INR 648.8 billion as compared to INR 549.6 billion during 2009 and INR 507.3 billion during 2008. FEE from tourism in US$ terms during 2010 were US$ 14.2 billion as compared to US$ 11.4 billion during 2009 and US$ 11.7 billion during 2008.
* Number of domestic tourist visits in India during 2010 was 740.21 million as compared to 668.80 million in 2009, with a growth rate of 18.8 %.
* Number of Indian national departures from India during 2010 was 12.99 million as compared to 11.07 million in 2009, registering a growth rate of 17.4%.
* The total contribution of Travel & Tourism to GDP, including its wider economic impacts, is forecast to rise by 8.8 per cent pa from INR 3,680.4 billion (US$ 83.0 billion) (4.5 per cent of GDP) in 2011 to INR 8,523.1 billion (US$ 191.2 billion*) (4.9 per cent) by 2021.
* The Travel & Tourism sector is expected to attract capital investment of INR 1,233.0 billion (US$ 27.8 billion), rising by 8.7 per cent pa to INR 2,827.5 billion (US$ 63.7 billion). This means that the sector’s share of total national investment will increase from 4.7 per cent in 2011 to 4.8 per cent in 2021.
* The TSA research also states that the Travel & Tourism sector is expected to support directly 24,931,000 jobs (5.0 per cent of total employment) in 2011, rising by 2.0 per cent pa to 30,439,000 jobs (5.2 per cent) by 2021.