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Nepal builds reputation as adventure destination with arrivals up 10 percent in 2012

Excerpt from eTurboNews

Jan 03, 2013 3:32 am

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Tourism arrivals to Nepal have steadily increased in recent years, but the country can further boost the profitable sector by building up its brand, introducing more direct flights, and offering tour packages.

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Surya Peak is a 5,144-meter tall peak in Langtang National Park in Nepal. No Direction Home / Flickr.com


The total number of tourist arrivals to Nepal by air have increased by almost 10% to 598,204. The total tourist arrivals in 2012 were 598,204 that were 53,219 more visitors in same period (Jan-Dec) of 2011.

In the context of Nepal, the year 2012 has concluded with positive notes both in terms of total visitor arrivals for the month of December and also for the whole year, according to Nepal Tourism Board (NTB).

The figures released by Immigration Office, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) reveal that visitor arrivals in the month of December 2012, compared to the same month last year, have increased by 2.4% to 44,774.

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