The average length of stay of tourists in Nepal increased to a seven-year high of 13.1 days in 2011. According to the Tourism Ministry, visitors coming for trekking and mountaineering in 2011 increased 11.7 percent against a decline of 47.2 percent in 2010. Nepal recorded the highest ever length of stay of 13.51 days in 2004.
Tourist arrivals via air to Nepal in the first half of 2012 have increased 19.8 percent to 294,019 as against the same period last year. According to the figures released by the Immigration Office,
Nine star-rated and 74 tourist-standard hotels opened in the country between 2010 and 2011 after the government announced the Nepal Tourism Year 2011 (NTY) campaign. According to the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoTCA), the number of star-rated hotels in the country has reached 106 from 97 while the number of tourist-standard hotels rose to 721 from 647. MoTCA officials said that many new hotels and resorts across the country were
The number of star and tourist-standard hotels in Kathmandu has increased by around 46 percent over the last five years. Encouraged by a rise in the number of tourists, especially after the 2008 announcement of the Nepal Tourism Year 2011, investors are pouring in a huge amount of money into the hotel sector.
Hotel Association Nepal (HAN) has forwarded a proposal to the Tourism Industry Division to work together to build a proper mechanism for the hotel sector.