Monday, August 4, 2008

Visitor Arrivals in July 2008 (by air only)

Visitor Arrivals in July 2008 (by air only)
The arrival figures released by Immigration Office, Tribhuvan International Airport shows that visitor arrivals to Nepal increased by 3% with total 198,366 visitors till July 2008 in comparison to the same period last year. However, the arrival figures of July, 2008 compared to the same month last year has decreased by 19% to 21,203.
Asian countries Singapore and Malaysia maintained the positive trend with 13% growth in the each market. The other countries with positive growth are Pakistan (53%) and Sri Lanka (18%).
India, which is the largest tourist generating market, registered a decline of 24%. Similarly other major markets such as USA, Japan, and UK also witnessed decrease by 15%, 12% and 2% respectively. Furthermore, China, South Korea, and Thailand also recorded negative growth.
European arrivals also suffered a significant decline in the visitor arrivals from major generating markets such as Italy (44 %), France (32%), Germany (39%) and Spain (25%). Only Austria (35%) and Norway (66%) maintained the incremental trend in the arrival figures.

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