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Outbound Tourism Statistics

Destination Wise Outbound Travel of Indian Nationals
  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Canada 52071 54742 55492 57010 68315 77849
USA 274202 26967 257271 272161 308845 344926
Bangladesh 74268 78090 80415 84704 80469 86231
Maldives 10616 8511 11377 11502 10999 10260
Nepal 96995 63722 65743 86578 89861 95685
Pakistan 66061 58378 2618 7096 19658 59560
Sri Lanka 31860 33924 69960 90603 105151 113323
Malaysia 132127 143513 183360 145153 172966 225789
Singapore 346356 339813 375658 309446 471196 583543
Thailand 224104 206132 253110 230316 300163 352766
China 120930 159361 213611 219097 309411 356460
Australia 41452 48227 45022 45597 55603 67951
Hong Kong 131368 161752 193705 178130 244364 273487
Japan 38767 40345 45394 47520 53000 58572


Statistics of Indian National Going Abroad
Year No of Outbound Indians Percentage Change over the previos year
2000 4415513 7.3
2001 4564477 3.4
2002 4940244 8.2
2003 5350896 8.3
2004 6212809 16.1
2005 7184501 15.6
2006 8339614 16.1



Source- Minstry of Tourism, Govt of India

Facts to know
* International Trips made by India Nationals in 2004 was 6.2 million, which was 16% more than 2003. In 2003 it was 5.3 million. 4.90 million was the statistics in the year 2002. It reached the statistics of 7.2 million in 2005.

* Tourists outflow from India to Hong Kong has been growing at a healthy pace despite the hullabaloo surrounding the SARS outbreak. India recovered to record a positive growth with the arrivals of 19,667 in September 2003, an 8.1% increase over the same period in September 2002.

* About 500,000 Indians are issued visa to Britain every year.

* Malaysia expects about three lakhs of Indian tourists every year , ahead of Australia, Taiwan and the U.S. Excited by the increased number of Indian tourists arrivals, Malaysia has been holding roadshows to further beefing up its tourism sector.

* Over 1 lakh Indians visited Sri Lanka in 2004.

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