Nepal tourism sees 18.8% visitor growth in international arrivals

Published on : Friday, September 21, 2018

Nepal tourismThe Nepal Tourism Board Management can relax and should actually feel proud of their tireless work. A growth of 18.8% has been witnessed in international visitor arrivals to Nepal in August of this year with 87,679 international visitors. With this, the arrival figures in January–August period reached 680,996; it is an accumulative increase of 18.2% compared to the same period last year.

 
While tourist arrivals from India grew by 37.3 % this month in comparison to the figures of the same month in 2017, the arrivals from Sri Lanka surged by 74.5%. Overall, arrivals from SAARC countries registered a growth of 48.3% over the same month last year.

 
Visitor arrivals from China have continued to go up with an exponential growth of 63.9% in comparison to the arrivals in the same month last year. Arrivals from Asia (other than SAARC) have also seen a robust growth of 36.6 %. Visitors from Japan and Malaysia have also increased by 3.7%and 34.9 %, respectively.

 
European markets generated 21.3 % more visitors in August this year. Arrivals from the UK, Germany and France increased by 21.7%, 31.9% and 25.7% respectively. However, the arrivals from the Netherlands declined by 30%.

 
Australia and New Zealand have also witnessed growths of 39.8 % and 18.5% in August 2018.

 

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