Tourist arrivals slightly up in July
August 05 , 2013
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
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.