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Nepal attracts more tourists in 2011

01-05-2012 10:29 BJT

KATHMANDU, Jan. 4 -- Nepal had its best ever year for tourism in 2011, with most of the growth coming from neighboring India and China, according to official figures released on Wednesday.

Nepal was dealt a severe blow during the decade-long civil war that ended in 2006, with tourist numbers dropping dramatically.

But the new data showed a marked recovery, with tourism accounting for 7 percent of gross domestic product -- more than 1 billion U.S. dollars -- last year.

The Nepal Tourism Board said there were 719,547 visitors in 2011, including those traveling over land. Some 545,000 came through the country's only international airport in the capital Kathmandu, 21 percent up on the previous year.

Editor:Sun Luying |Source: Xinhua

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