Nepal witnesses drop in tourist arrivals by 33 percent in January

Tourist Decline

Despite being the first month of the Visit Nepal (VN) 2020 campaign, the number of tourist arrivals in the country declined by 33 per cent in January.

According to the Department of Immigration (DoI), a total of 67,020 tourists from different countries visited Nepal in January. However, during the same period last year a total of 91,793 tourists had visited Nepal, Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) stated.

“It is just the beginning of the year. We do have plans for the coming days, so, hopefully the number of tourists along with quality tourists will increase in coming days,” said Dhananjay Regmi, CEO of NTB.