Visitor arrival to Nepal continues to soar. As per the data released by Immigration Office at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), visitor arrivals in March compared to the same month last year have increased by 4.6 % to 46,491.
The South Asian segment registered a healthy growth of 22.5 %with arrivals from India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan recording a positive growth of 28 percent, 38.3 percent and 6.8 percent. Arrivals from China, another important market, increased by 15.2 percent. Arrivals from South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore also grew by 12.1%, 51.9%, 16.2 %and 10.8%. Arrivals from France, Italy, Russia, Sweden and Denmark are up by 28.8%, 8%, 36.2%, 9% and 13.5%.
According to the Tourist Arrival data issued by the Immigration Office, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), NTY 2011 has had a flying start. Figures show that visitor arrivals in the month of January 2011 have increased by 26.2% to 32914, as compared to the same month last year.All regions have shown positive growth in the first month of 2011. India which constitutes the major market of Nepal, has recorded positive growth of 35.5%. Arrivals from China have also increased significantly by 79.6%. An overall positive growth of 14.6% has been observed from the European markets with arrivals from major generating markets such as the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and Russia up by 7.5%, 35.3%, 48.9% and 40.3% respectively.Tourist arrivals from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and USA have also registered robust growth of 23.8%, 59.7%, 9.8% and 27.6% respectively