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Over one million tourists’ visited Nepal in 2018

January 08, 2019

RASTRIYA SAMACHAR SAMITI

KATHMANDU: The number of tourists visiting Nepal increased noticeably this past year, Nepal Tourism Board said.

More than one million tourists from around the world visited Nepal in 2018. According to the statistics of Nepal Tourism Board, 11,73,072 tourists arrived in the country.

 

Tourists pose for a portrait at Poon Hill, which falls in Annapurna trekking route, in Myagdi district, on Thursday, December 06, 2018. Photo: RSS

“The tourist arrival rate increased by 24.55 per cent in comparison to last year.”

Deepak Raj Joshi Chief Executive Officer of Nepal Tourism Board said, “The spike in tourists arrival has created optimism for the tourism development sectors across Nepal.”

He added that it has created a reliable foundation to meet the target of visit Nepal 2020.

Source: Himalayan Times