KATHMANDU: Tourist arrivals in January have increased by 25.4 per cent as compared to the same month in 2018. Nepal has welcomed 91,793 tourists in January 2019.
In this month, a total of 15,343 Chinese tourists, including Taiwan came to Nepal, according to Nepal Tourism Board (NTB). China contributed a total of 13,688 tourists while a total of 1,655 tourists came from Taiwan region.
Similarly, 14,650 Indian tourists visited Nepal in January. Thailand, the United States and South Korea hold the third, fourth and fifth positions respectively for contributing the tourism in Nepal.
In 2018, Nepal received over 1.1 million tourists, according to the NTB. It was the first time that Nepal witnessed more than 1 million tourists in a year in its history.