Tourists arrival in Nepal increases by 25% in 2018

January  9, 2019 | Investopaper

In 2018, the tourists’ arrival in  Nepal has increased by 24.77% from the previous year.  A total of 1,173,072 visitors visited Nepal in 2018, as per  Department of Immigration. Out of total tourists, 969,287 visitors came by air and 203,785 came overland. 

Top 5 countries by tourist arrival in Nepal 2018

tourist arrival in nepal 2018

About 17% of total tourists visit was from India. 200,438 Indian tourists visited Nepal in 2018, a 25% increase over the previous year. In 2017, only 160,268 Indian tourists visited Nepal. Likewise, Tourists from Sri Lanka and China saw a major increase in 2018. Tourists from Sri Lanka and China increased by 55.66% and 46.76% in 2018. Total tourists’ arrivals from SAARC countries grew by 26.4 % as compared to last year with total tourist arrivals of 301,963.

The total number of US tourists arrival in Nepal in 2018 was 91,785, an increase of 16 % over the figures of the previous year. While, the number of Australian tourists to Nepal in 2018 stood at 38,408, which is 15.1 %  more than in 2017. Likewise, the total tourist arrivals from Europe to Nepal in 2018 reached 243,284 with a growth of 23.3%.

Nepal is a naturally beautiful country. It is a viable tourist destination for many. Also, tourists arrival in Nepal has increased every year. Looking at the stats, investing in the tourism sector can be very lucrative.


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