According to a press release issued by the Department of Immigration, Tribhuvan International Airport, tourist arrivals to the country posted a healthy figure of 26,997 in the month of June, an increase by 16.3 percent as compared to the same period last year. Arrivals increased by 22.2 percent from South Asia with 51.4 percent from Bangladesh, 13 percent from Pakistan and 20.9 percent from India. Tourist arrivals from China also recorded a growth of 13.5 percent while visitors from Malaysia and Singapore have increased tremendously by 59.6 percent and 100.4 percent respectively. Arrivals from Europe show apositive growth of 6.2 percent. Arrivals from Austria, France, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, Russia and Poland have risen by 50.8 percent, 34.7 percent, 13.7 percent, 59.4 percent, 105.3 percent, 49.3 percent and 19.6 percent respectively.Arrivals from Canada and USA have posted an increase of 21 percent and 16.7 percent .
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