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Growth in tourists arrival

Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) recently released a data that showed a 36.6 percent rise in the tourist arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in March 2010 as compared with the same month last year.

The arrivals of visitors from South Asian countries gained a growth of 35.3 percent with increase in Indian tourist by 35.5 percent, Bangladeshis by 53.8 percent, and Pakistanis 3.2 percent.

The remarkable rise of tourists was from China with 114 percent in March. Arrivals from Japan, Malaysia and South Korea also saw 6.8 percent, 38.4 percent and 68.1 percent rise respectively.

According to NTB, there is 42 percent growth of arrivals from European countries with the arrivals from major countries like UK going up by 44.9 percent, France by 5.4 percent, Germany by 40.8 percent, and Italy by 44 percent and Netherlands by 128.2 percent.

Similarly, the tourist arrival from US increased by 6.5 percent, from Canada by 27.2 percent, from Australia by 27.4 percent, and from New Zealand by 69 percent.

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