Immigration Office at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu has recorded a total of 63,799 tourist arrivals to Nepal via air in March, a healthy growth of 37.2 percent as compared to the same period last year. Arrivals from South Asian region recorded an overall positive growth of 61.4 percent. Arrivals from Asia (other than South Asia) also recorded positive growth of 21.5 percent. While arrivals from European market grew by 42 percent, arrivals from Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada also showed an increase by 5.3 percent, 16.5 percent, 13.7 percent and 38.1 percent respectively. Total arrivals over the first three months of 2012 increased by 27 percent to 148,546 as compared to figures of the same period in 2011.
The visitor arrivals figure released by the Immigration Office, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) shows an increase of 37.9 percent to 37,226 in the month of June compared to the same month last year. All regions have shown positive growth. The South Asian segment has registered a positive growth of 52.4 percent with India recording a healthy growth of 59.3 percent, Sri Lanka with 46.5 percent and Pakistan with 23.1 percent. Visitor arrivals from China doubled with 105.4 percent growth compared to the same month last year. arrivals from Japan, Malaysia, South Korea and Thailand have also increased by 18.9 percent, 6.3 percent, 35.9 percent and 2.9 percent respectively. Arrivals from European markets have risen by 10.9 percent with arrivals from major UK, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Russia up by 11.8 percent, 11.2 percent, 28.6 percent, 34.8 percent, 18.3 percent, 35.3 percent, and 47.3 percent respectively. Tourist arrivals from Australia and New Zealand have increased by 38.9 percent and 170.4 percent respectively while the arrivals from USA also increased by 24.3 percent.
The figures released by Immigration Office, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) reveal that visitor arrivals in the month of February 2011 have increased by 12.2% to 37,584 as compared to the same month last year. The South Asian segment has registered a positive growth of 31.8% with arrivals from India growing to 39.9 % and Bangladesh with 14.4%.Arrivals from Japan, South Korea and Thailand have also increased by 5.2%, 29.9% and 39.6%. Arrivals from Europehave risen to 6.3% with arrivals from major generating markets such as the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Russia up by 20.1%, 10.6%, 3.0%, 44.3%, 71.0%,6.9% and 83.8%. Australia and Canada have also increased by 11.4% and 22.4%. Between January and February 2011, international tourist arrivals to Nepal have risen by 18.4% to 70,498.
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.
Visitor arrivals in the month of October this year increased by 12% to 62,712 compared to the same month last year. As per arrival/ departure figures released by Immigration Office, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), arrivals from South Asian region rose to 13.7% with Bangladesh and India posting a healthy growth of 34.7% and 17.1%. Arrivals from Japan and South Korea also showed an upward trend. Likewise visits from the European Union have also risen. A total of 29,681 Europeans arrived in Kathmandu via air in October 2010, the highest recorded number in the last nine months. Arrivals from Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada also posted positive growth by 6.8%, 10.6%, 32 % and 28.5% respectively.
According to figures released by Immigration Office, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) visitor arrivals in the month of September 2010 have increased by 20.6% to 41,331, compared to the same month last year. South Asian region posted a positive growth of 49.1% with arrivals from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan showing an upward trend at 79.5%, 40.9%, and 43.9 .Arrivals from Malaysia (68.5%), South Korea (52.1%), Singapore (3.7% ) and Thailand (8.9%) have also registered positive growth.Arrivals from Europe grew to 9.4% with arrivals from Germany , Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Denmark up by 33 %, 5.1%, 8.4%, 8.2% and 45.1 % respectively.The figures also show increasing trend in the visitor arrivals from New Zealand , USA and Canada.
The figures released by Immigration Office, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) reveal that visitor arrivals in the month of August 2010, compared to the same month last year, have increased by 24.3% to 34,415. The arrivals from South Asian region have shown an overall positive growth of 34.9% with the highest arrivals recorded from Sri Lanka (57%). A substantial growth of 68.3% arrivals was recorded from China. Europe registered overall positive growth of 18.9% with major source markets showing positive trend. Visitor arrivals from Australia and New Zealand grew by 16.8% and 28.1% respectively. Similarly arrivals from USA registered positive growth of 16.8%.
A total of 40,908 foreign tourists departed from TIA in August 2010.The number of Nepalese arrivals stood at 49,379 while 63,173 Nepalese departed from TIA in August 2010.
According to a press release issued by the Department of Immigration, Tribhuvan International Airport, tourist arrivals to the country posted a healthy figure of 26,997 in the month of June, an increase by 16.3 percent as compared to the same period last year. Arrivals increased by 22.2 percent from South Asia with 51.4 percent from Bangladesh, 13 percent from Pakistan and 20.9 percent from India. Tourist arrivals from China also recorded a growth of 13.5 percent while visitors from Malaysia and Singapore have increased tremendously by 59.6 percent and 100.4 percent respectively. Arrivals from Europe show apositive growth of 6.2 percent. Arrivals from Austria, France, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, Russia and Poland have risen by 50.8 percent, 34.7 percent, 13.7 percent, 59.4 percent, 105.3 percent, 49.3 percent and 19.6 percent respectively.Arrivals from Canada and USA have posted an increase of 21 percent and 16.7 percent .