The figures released by Immigration Office, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) reveal that visitor arrivals in the month of August 2010, compared to the same month last year, have increased by 24.3% to 34,415. The arrivals from South Asian region have shown an overall positive growth of 34.9% with the highest arrivals recorded from Sri Lanka (57%). A substantial growth of 68.3% arrivals was recorded from China. Europe registered overall positive growth of 18.9% with major source markets showing positive trend. Visitor arrivals from Australia and New Zealand grew by 16.8% and 28.1% respectively. Similarly arrivals from USA registered positive growth of 16.8%.
A total of 40,908 foreign tourists departed from TIA in August 2010.The number of Nepalese arrivals stood at 49,379 while 63,173 Nepalese departed from TIA in August 2010.