Immigration Office at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu has recorded a total of 63,799 tourist arrivals to Nepal via air in March, a healthy growth of 37.2 percent as compared to the same period last year. Arrivals from South Asian region recorded an overall positive growth of 61.4 percent. Arrivals from Asia (other than South Asia) also recorded positive growth of 21.5 percent. While arrivals from European market grew by 42 percent, arrivals from Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada also showed an increase by 5.3 percent, 16.5 percent, 13.7 percent and 38.1 percent respectively. Total arrivals over the first three months of 2012 increased by 27 percent to 148,546 as compared to figures of the same period in 2011.
The visitor arrivals figure released by the Immigration Office, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) shows an increase of 37.9 percent to 37,226 in the month of June compared to the same month last year. All regions have shown positive growth. The South Asian segment has registered a positive growth of 52.4 percent with India recording a healthy growth of 59.3 percent, Sri Lanka with 46.5 percent and Pakistan with 23.1 percent. Visitor arrivals from China doubled with 105.4 percent growth compared to the same month last year. arrivals from Japan, Malaysia, South Korea and Thailand have also increased by 18.9 percent, 6.3 percent, 35.9 percent and 2.9 percent respectively. Arrivals from European markets have risen by 10.9 percent with arrivals from major UK, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Russia up by 11.8 percent, 11.2 percent, 28.6 percent, 34.8 percent, 18.3 percent, 35.3 percent, and 47.3 percent respectively. Tourist arrivals from Australia and New Zealand have increased by 38.9 percent and 170.4 percent respectively while the arrivals from USA also increased by 24.3 percent.
The figures released by Immigration Office, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) reveal that visitor arrivals in the month of February 2011 have increased by 12.2% to 37,584 as compared to the same month last year. The South Asian segment has registered a positive growth of 31.8% with arrivals from India growing to 39.9 % and Bangladesh with 14.4%.Arrivals from Japan, South Korea and Thailand have also increased by 5.2%, 29.9% and 39.6%. Arrivals from Europehave risen to 6.3% with arrivals from major generating markets such as the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Russia up by 20.1%, 10.6%, 3.0%, 44.3%, 71.0%,6.9% and 83.8%. Australia and Canada have also increased by 11.4% and 22.4%. Between January and February 2011, international tourist arrivals to Nepal have risen by 18.4% to 70,498.
According to figures released by the Immigration Office at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) visitor arrivals to Nepal via air in November 2010 have risen by 21.5 percent to 48,331 compared to the same month last year. Arrivals from South Asian region have grown by 55.5 percent with arrivals from Bangladesh growing at 80.7 percent, India at 52.9 percent and Sri Lanka at 44.2 percent. Arrivals from other Asian regions showed an increase by 8.8 percent. Europe has still maintained an upward trend showing an increase in arrivals by 8.6 percent. Visitor arrivals from Australia, New Zealand USA and Canada also risen by 10.8 percent, 30.2 percent, 39.2 percent and 31.5 percent respectively.
Visitor arrivals in the month of October this year increased by 12% to 62,712 compared to the same month last year. As per arrival/ departure figures released by Immigration Office, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), arrivals from South Asian region rose to 13.7% with Bangladesh and India posting a healthy growth of 34.7% and 17.1%. Arrivals from Japan and South Korea also showed an upward trend. Likewise visits from the European Union have also risen. A total of 29,681 Europeans arrived in Kathmandu via air in October 2010, the highest recorded number in the last nine months. Arrivals from Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada also posted positive growth by 6.8%, 10.6%, 32 % and 28.5% respectively.