Tourist Arrivals in May

According to figures released by Immigration Office, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) visitor arrivals in the month of May 2010,have increased by 6% as compared to the same month last year. China recorded double digit growth of 35% while visitor arrivals from Japan have registered a positive growth of 13.9%. The arrivals from South Asian region, have gained overall positive growth of 6%. European markets registered overall positive growth of 10.8% Arrivals from the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Denmark, Czech Republic and Poland are up by 4.9%, 14.2%, and 47.5%, 12.3%, 20.9%, 75% and 278.6% respectively. Likewise arrivals from USA are up by 10.4%.A total of 34,964 foreign tourists departed from TIA in May 2010.