HAPPY LOSHAR, from all of us at Thamserku Trekking..

The total number of trekkers visiting Annapurna Region increased by 10.67 percent to 88,418 in 2010. This is the highest number of trekkers that the region - described as one of the best trekking regions in the world – has ever received. The region had received 79,896 trekkers in 2009.

The total number of international tourists entering the country via land increased by 18 percent to 153,757 in 2010. The figure, however, does not include arrivals of Indian tourists.

The Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoTCA) has decided to allow international airlines flying to and from Kathmandu to operate additional flights during 2011. Sources at MoTCA said the decision was taken on Jan 13, keeping in view rise in air traffic during to Nepal Tourism Year 2011 campaign.

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