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Tourist arrivals down marginally in June

July 03 , 2014

Tourist arrivals down marginally in June

Total tourist arrivals to Nepal via in June dropped by a marginal 0.3 percent to 41,137 compared to arrival figures of the same month last year.

According to the Immigration Office at the Tribhuvan International Airport, arrivals from South Asia segment dropped by 1.04 percent, largely due to arrival in the number of tourists from India – the major market – by 2.21 percent. Arrivals from Pakistan and Sri Lanka were also down 5.54 percent and 28.97 percent, respectively. However, arrivals from Bangladesh increased by 17.43 percent.

In Asia (other than South Asia) segment, total arrivals went up by 0.49 percent helped in rise in the number of Chinese tourists by 10 percent. Similarly, number of visitors from Singapore and Thailand increased by 12.56 percent and 5.79 percent, respectively. However, arrivals from Japan, South Korea and Malaysia declined by 13 percent, 31.8 percent and1.98 percent, respectively.

Total arrivals from the Europe segment went down by 13.27 percent thanks to drop in the number of visitors from the UK (10.24 percent) Spain (3.5 percent), Italy (24.64 percent), the Netherlands (13.9 percent), France (16.25 percent) and Germany (17.85 percent). However, arrivals from Austria, Czech Republic and Poland increased by 71.05 percent, 6.67 percent and 12.77 percent respectively, compared to the same month last year.

Visitor arrivals from Australia, New Zealand and the USA increased by 18.69 percent, 37.65 percent and 5.68 percent, respectively, compared to figures of June 2013.