DestinationsArrivals to the country saw a 73.5% spike in July.

Busy season as Nepal attracts surge in arrivals

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The month of July saw visitor arrivals surging by 73.5% to reach 593,299.
The month of July saw visitor arrivals surging by 73.5% to reach 593,299. Photo Credit: 12596926/Getty Images

Last month, a total of 73,285 international tourists visited the country, representing a 73.5% growth compared to the arrival figures of July 2017. Since January, tourist arrivals have amounted to 593,299.

Nepal has benefited from a surge in visitors arrivals in July, contributing to an overall an overall 18% rise in visitors to the country since January. 

Last month, a total of 73,285 international tourists visited the country, representing a 73.5% growth compared to the arrival figures of July 2017. Since January, tourist arrivals have amounted to 593,299. 

Arrivals from its neighbour India has risen by 80.4% this month, similar to the SAARC countries, which registered a 66.1% growth. However, Bangladesh saw a 9% dip in arrivals.

China is continuing to supply more visitors, with numbers soaring an unprecedented 125.4% compared to the same period 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.

Australia and New Zealand have also witnessed tremendous growths of 113.9 % and 75.2 % respectively. The numbers of visitors from USA and Canada have also grown by 79.6 % and 73.3%.

“In addition to the neighbouring markets, the Asia Pacific region has seen rapid economic development and dynamic changes in recent time. The positive growth in visitor arrivals from all major markets are highly encouraging and undoubtedly present significant opportunities to travel trade sector and to the entire country,” said Deepak Raj Joshi, the CEO of Nepal Tourism Board.


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