According to Trip Advisor’s 2017 Inbound Travel Study, Says India is lately becoming famous as a global travel destination. Nikhil Ganju, Country Manager, Trip Advisor, said that it is encouraging to see that India is getting tourists not only from Asia but from the significant inbound travel markets around the world.
International tourists are looking at unusual places to explore which broaden their travel experience. India is an attractive country because it has so much to offer, which makes it a favorite among people across the globe. There are more and more reviews about many travel destinations in India. People are also posting food reviews and reviews on places people should see in India. Ganju proudly said that most of the reviews are positive, which is an excellent boost to the international tourism industry.
The study also checked which markets had the most significant share of online traffic in October 2015 and September 2016 in comparison to October 2016 and September 2017. This study was to show the citizens of which countries had the most interest in traveling to India. China, the most visited country in Asia had an online traffic growth of 134 percent followed by Bangladesh at 60 percent. Thailand showed 20 percent interest, Japan 16 percent interest, and Malaysia at 12 percent interest shown.
Inbound travel from out of Asia
From out of Asia, Netherland and Canada showed maximum interest at 10 percent each, followed by Russia and United Kingdom at nine percent. Andaman and Nicobar Islands show highest growth rate at 25.1 percent, followed by Mizoram at 6.8 percent. In 2017, India started an e-visa trial to see if that boosts India’s international tourism and it very well did. By the end of 2017, India crossed it’s one crore foreign tourist mark. India’s tourism market made over $27 billion in one year itself, and this is very high when compared to previous years.