Question 2 (vi)
Fill in the blank by selecting the correct option.
The study of tourist travel statistics in the North-East, from 2005 to 2014 showed results.
From the paragraph:
A study conducted in 2020 by Dr. Sherap Bhutia, revealed that the foreign tourist arrival in the North-East increased from 37,380 persons in 2005 to 118,552 in 2014 . The overall growth rate of tourist (both domestic and foreign) in the North-East was as high as 26.44% during 2005-06. A Page 4 of 15 2 high and positive growth of 12.53% was registered in foreign tourist visits to North-East States of India during 2012 from 2011, which further rose to register a growth of 27.93% during 2013 from 2012. Foreign tourist arrivals in the North-East witnessed a growth of 39.77% during 2014 from 2013, according to data provided from the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.
Checking the options:
- A. Expected - Expected means prediction and hence is not correct.
- B. Encouraging - Encouraging means something which motivates someone. Hence, this is correct.
- C. Inconsistent - Inconsistent means not in any specific pattern and hence is not correct.
- D. Questionable - Questionable means something which can not be fully trusted or accepted and hence is not correct.
So, the correct answer is option B and the correct sentence is -
The study of tourist travel statistics in the North-East, from 2005 to 2014 showed encouraging results.