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.