Tourist arrivals on target for record year

Posted on July 16, 2012

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The number of foreign tourists during the first six months has increased by 7.6% to 10.49 million compared to the same period of last year, according to the Ministry of Tourism and Sports.

January had the highest record with 1.9 million visitors while March had the highest growth with 11.99%.

More than half of the visitors (5.4 million) were from East Asia, led by the Chinese, while Europeans were the second-largest group with 2.9 million visitors. Russians were the top visitors from Europe.

The third-largest group (632,976) was from South Asia, of which around 80% were Indians.

The Ministry of Tourism and Sports expects that the numbers of visitors will reach its target of 20.5 million visitors by the end of this year.

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