Kathmandu: A total of 10,01,930 tourists visited Nepal in the period from January to November 2018. The arrival figures in eleven months of 2018 has crossed much awaited mark of one million annual international visitors.
Tourist arrivals from India in January-November period reached 178,130 by air and land route , making them the highest number of international tourists arriving in Nepal.
The number of total Chinese visitors in January-November period reached to 134,362, whereas the visitors from Thailand, Japan and South Korea have also increased significantly.
The European arrivals have also surged with healthy growths from key markets. The total European arrivals in January-November period in 2018 reached 224,206, according to data released by NTB.
Total number of US visitors to Nepal in January- November period of 2018 reached 82,870. Likewise, the number of Australians visitors to Nepal in January-November period of 2018 was 33,528.
The government officials and travel trade professionals opine that the arrivals trend would contribute to achieving the goals of attracting 2 million foreign tourists in “ Visit Nepal Year 2020 “ .
Dec. 13, 2018
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