According to figures released by the Immigration Office at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) visitor arrivals to Nepal via air in November 2010 have risen by 21.5 percent to 48,331 compared to the same month last year. Arrivals from South Asian region have grown by 55.5 percent with arrivals from Bangladesh growing at 80.7 percent, India at 52.9 percent and Sri Lanka at 44.2 percent. Arrivals from other Asian regions showed an increase by 8.8 percent. Europe has still maintained an upward trend showing an increase in arrivals by 8.6 percent. Visitor arrivals from Australia, New Zealand USA and Canada also risen by 10.8 percent, 30.2 percent, 39.2 percent and 31.5 percent respectively.
New Zealand Olympic Committee has decided that the country’s Commonwealth Games logo will be “29028 Hillary and Tenzing” in memory of the excellent team spirit shared by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay when they scaled Mt Everest on May 29, 1953.They were from completely different backgrounds .But as a team they overcame obstacles and conquered the world’s highest peak.The committee members believe that the Kiwi athletes will show the same team spirit shared by Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Norgay during the games.The ‘29028’ in the logo stands for the height of Mt Everest.
The Commonwealth Games is scheduled to be held on October this year at the Indian capital of New Delhi.