Tourists arrival have finally shown some improvement compared to last year as the tourists number increased by 26.4 percent to 43,487 in August 2011 as compared to the same month last year. The increase of this arrival of tourists via air almost around the end of the year have given some hope to almost a failure so called tourism year 2011. The data released by the Immigration Department at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), have shown increased arrivals from South Asian region with a robust growth of 38.7 percent. Arrivals from India peaked at 50 percent, from China 57.6 percent while arrivals from Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand registered positive growth of 9.5 percent, 95.2 percent, 51.6 percent and 55.6 percent respectively.
Arrivals from the European markets of Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Sweden and UK were up by 28.2 percent, 16.2 percent, 51.5 percent, 9.3 percent, 7.5 percent, and 3 percent respectively Australia and New Zealand also posted growth of 19.7 per cent and 7 percent respectively while United States of America and Canada registered positive growth of 16.9 percent and 33 percent respectively. The growth is expected to continue further to the peak season of the year.