According to figures released by Immigration Office, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), visitor arrivals in the month of November have increased by 8% to 39,784 compared to the same month last year .This is the sixth consecutive month Nepal has witnessed positive growth in the international tourist arrivals, according to Nepal Tourism Board (NTB).
Arrivals from China & India posted a robust growth of 68.4% and 16.1% , as also arrivals from Singapore and South Korea , which registered a positive growth by 38.4% and 34.1% respectively. In aggregate visitors from Asia showed a growth of 20.2%.
From the European market, arrivals from Belgium, Sweden, Israel, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands went up by 38.3%, 27.9%, 16.7%, 2.1%, 30.5% and 8% respectively. Tourist arrivals from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and USA have also registered robust growth of 27.8%, 14.8% and 3.8% respectively.
9444 foreign nationals and 96 SAARC nationals entered Annapurna Conservation Areas in November 2009. 211 foreign nationals entered Manaslu Conservation Area in November 2009.