A noticeable change has been observed in tourism figures for Lake City, Udaipur. In the last year three years, there has been a decline in the European tourists coming to Udaipur.
As compared to the Europeans, the graph of American and Australian tourists has gone up. Earlier US and Australian tourist numbers were very less, but the last few years have seen more of them. Where American tourists have gone up by 40%, the Australian numbers have seen a rise of 25%. French tourist graph has gone down by almost 15%.
French, Italian, German and other European tourists were a common sight in Udaipur previously but the stats of the last three years show more of Americans and Australians. Italian and German numbers are almost the same every year. Vivek Joshi, of the Tourism Department said that Europeans , especially French, have mostly been seen around in Udaipur, but in the last three years of tourism data, American and Australian tourists have outdone Europeans, which is actually a good sign for Udaipur tourism.
The Foreign Tourist matrix for Udaipur is as follows:
Country 2014 2015 2016
America 16,756 19,155 23,111
Australia 9,559 10,711 12,013
UK 17,511 17,888 21,298
France 32,983 29,978 27,994
Italy 9,018 7,249 6,094
Source Courtesy: Dainik Bhaskar