Kathmandu, December 15, 2018: Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has unveiled the statistics on December 14, 2018, that shows the inflow of foreign tourists (by air) has crossed the mark of one million annual arrivals within the first 11 months of 2018. As per NTB, a total of 1,001,930 foreign tourists have visited Nepal via air till the end of November with an increment of 17 percent compared to the number of foreigners visiting Nepal in the 11 months of 2017.
According to NTB statistics, the arrival of Indian tourists in the January-November period was recorded at 260,124 while 134,362 Chinese tourists visited Nepal during the review period. Similarly, the arrival of European tourists has also surged in the first 11 months of 2018. The total European arrivals in January-November period in 2018 reached 224,206, as per NTB. Likewise, total number of visitors from the United States in January-November period this year stood at 82,870.