Kathmandu : Exponential growth has been observed in the international visitor arrivals to Nepal in the month of July 2018. A total of 73,285 international tourists visited Nepal, a strong growth of 73.5 % as compared to the arrival figures of July 2017. With this, the arrival figures in January – July period reached 593,299; an overall increase of 18 % over the same period in 2017.
Tourist arrivals from India grew by 80.4 % this month in comparison to the figures of same month in 2017. Similarly, the overall arrivals from SAARC countries registered a similar growth of 66.1 % over the same month last year. However, the arrivals from the Bangladesh declined by 9 %.
Visitor’s arrivals from China have continued to soar up by an unprecedented growth of 125.4 % in comparison to the arrivals in the same month last year. Arrivals from Asia (other than SAARC) have also recorded robust growth of 86.2 %. Likewise the visitors from Japan and South Korea to Nepal also increased by 36 % and 21.9 % respectively.