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Tourist arrival increased slightly by 0.28 percent


KATHMANDU: With consecutive decline in the number of tourists visiting Nepal for couple of months the arrival of tourists has increased slightly on July 2013.

The figures released by Immigration Office, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) revealed that visitor arrivals in the month of July 2013, compared to the same month last year, have increased by 0.28% to 38,560.

According to these figures, the arrivals from South Asian region have shown mixed performance. The arrivals from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have increased by 32.26% and 61.68% respectively whereas India and Pakistan markets declined by 15.74% and 57.76% respectively.

“Visitor arrivals from Asia (other than South Asia region) have recorded positive growth of 14.36% with China (17.91%), and Malaysia (77.10%), South Korea (0.90%) and Thailand (87.21%) showing positive growth. However, arrivals from Singapore and Japan have registered negative growths of 2.16% and 12.19% respectively,” the data added.

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

Likewise, arrivals from Canada and the United States of America also showed positive growth of 107.10% and 5.10% respectively. Australia posted positive growth of 32.58% while New Zealand showed decrease in arrival figure by 7.63%.

Aggregate visitor arrivals decreased by 3.5% to 320,989 for the period between Jan-July 2013 compared to the same month last year. Similarly, 89,159 Nepalese departed from TIA in July 2013. The number of tourists declining thanks to ongoing political stalemate of the country and also lack of proper facilities for visiting tourists.

For Indian tourists travelling by land:- 72 hours (-ve) C-19 report, CCMC form and Antigen Test at entry point

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Information for Indian tourists travelling by land:- 72 hours (-) C-19 report, CCMC form and Antigen Test at entry point
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Information for Indian tourists travelling by land:- 72 hours (-) C-19 report, CCMC form and Antigen Test at entry point