Tourism industry hopeful as over 55,000 tourists enter Nepal in Jan

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An Indian tourist poses in front of the Annapurna base camp sign board.

Kathmandu, February 1

Tourist arrival in January, considered an off-season month, has given hope to Nepal’s tourism industry.

According to Nepal Tourism Board, 55,074 tourists came to Nepal.

Entrepreneurs in the tourism industry are taking this positively as winters are not considered tourist season in Nepal. The entrepreneurs say this number is good at a time when Chinese citizens have not been allowed to travel to Nepal.

Director of the board, Maniraj Lamichhane, says that the arrival seen in the current situation is encouraging.

Indians top the list of tourists entering the country followed by Americans, Australians and Bangladeshis.

Tourist arrivals in January:

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According to data, this is the highest number of tourist arrivals in January since the coronavirus pandemic. In January 2019, a total of 81,243 tourists had come to Nepal followed by 79,702 in January 2020.

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