FROM ISSUE #225 (10 DEC 2004 - 16 DEC 2004) | TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Tourist arrivals declined in comparison to November last year, the second month in a row. There was a 17 percent drop compared to 2003. Nepal Tourism Board figures show both Indian and non-Indian markets recorded a sharp drop. Third country arrivals had shown a 50 percent growth until the first half of this year. But September onwards, the figure began to recede due to riots and news of conflict. A third of tourists come from the US, UK, Germany and France; India makes up the rest with a few other countries.