In the year of 2011, 730,000 tourists visited Nepal. This is of 21.4 percent aggregate growth than 2010.in According to statistics compiled by Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Immigration Office a total of 544,985 tourists entered the country via air in 2011. Similarly, total arrivals through land routes till the first 11 months of 2011 reached 174,612.
Arrivals from Chinese recorded the highest growth with arrivals of 45,400. Share of Chinese tourists in total arrivals increased by 8.3 percent, second only to India that had market share of 26.7 percent. More than 145,000 Indian tourists visited Nepal during the year.
The market share of Asia (excluding South Asia) increased from 18.6 percent in 2010 to 20.2 percent in 2011. Drop in arrivals from Europe in 2011 meant its share in total arrivals dropped to 28.3 percent from last year´s 30.9 percent. Total arrivals from Europe during the year stood at around 155,000.