According to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), visitor arrivals in April 2010 have increased by 2.3% to 38,694, compared to the same month last year.
In April 2010, there has been sustained growth of 45.3% in visitor arrivals from China which is one of the fastest growing tourist markets for Nepal. Visitor arrivals from Malaysia and South Korea, have also registered a positive growth of 14.2%, and 20.3% respectively.
The figures show increasing trend in the visitor arrivals from the United States of America and Canada with a growth of 3% and 8.3% respectively. However visitors from Australia and New Zealand decreased.
European markets registered negative growth of 5.5% with major destinations showing mixed reaction in terms of visitor arrivals. Arrivals from Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Poland and Russia are up by 5.7%, 61.4%, 4%, 15.5%, 67.2% and 11.6% respectively.
This is the eleventh consecutive month Nepal has witnessed growth in the international tourist arrivals.
Our itinerary was very well planned and flexible where required. We enjoyed our holiday and would not hesitate to use Explore Himalaya again.