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Tourist arrivals slightly up in July

August 05 , 2013

Tourist arrivals slightly up in July

Tourist arrivals to Nepal via air in the month of July increased by 0.28 per cent to 38,560 compared to the same month last year, according to figures released by Immigration Office, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).

According to a press statement issued by Nepal Tourism Board, the arrivals from South Asian region have shown mixed performance. The arrivals from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have increased by 32.26 percent and 61.68 percent respectively, whereas tourists from India and Pakistan declined by 15.74 percent and 57.76 percent respectively.

Similarly, arrivals from Asia (other than South Asia) recorded positive growth of 14.36 percent with China (17.91 per cent), Malaysia (77.10 per cent) and Thailand (87.21 per cent) showing positive growth. However, arrivals from Singapore and Japan have registered negative growths of 2.16 per cent and 12.19 per cent respectively.

From long-haul markets, Europe registered an overall positive growth of 6.59 per cent. Arrivals from Belgium, the UK, Italy, the Netherlands, and Russia have recorded positive growth of 54.35 per cent, 22.32 per cent, 3.45 per cent, 27.32 per cent and 62.62 per cent respectively. However, arrivals from from Denmark, Germany, France, Norway, Spain and Switzerland were down by 0.87 per cent, 6.79 per cent, 7.70 per cent, 53.33 per cent, 14.97 per cent and 30.92 per cent, respectively.

Arrivals from Canada and the United States of America posted growth of 107.10 per cent and 5.10 per cent respectively.