January 23, Kathmandu: In 2021, there was a sharp decline in tourist arrivals. In 2021, the outbreak of the coronavirus affected the arrival from the first month.
According to the data released by the Ministry of Finance, the number of tourists in 2021 was 34.9 percent less than the previous year. In 2021, a total of 149,833 tourists visited Nepal. Despite the decline in total tourist arrivals in a year, this year has seen an increase in the number of expensive tourists.
According to the Ministry of Finance, Nepal has earned Rs. 7.87 billion from the tourism sector in the year 2021. In 2020, the tourism revenue was only Rs 2.32 billion.
In 2021, expensive tourists came for the purpose of mountaineering and trekking. In 2021, the majority of American and European tourists have visited Nepal. Due to this the income from tourists has also increased.