Tourist arrivals to Nepal via air in 2011 increased by 21.4 percent as compared to arrival figures of 2011. A total of 544,985 entered the country via Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) – about 100,000 more than what the country had welcomed a year ago, according to statistics prepared by Immigration Office at TIA. Similarly, total arrivals through land routes till Nov, 2011 reached 174,612. Arrivals from China recorded the highest growth with arrivals of 45,400. Share of Chinese tourists in total arrivals increased by 8.3 percent, second only to India that had market share of 26.7 percent. More than 145,000 Indian tourists visited Nepal during the year. The market share of Asia (excluding South Asia) increased from 18.6 percent in 2010 to 20.2 percent in 2011. Drop in arrivals from Europe in 2011 meant its share in total arrivals dropped to 28.3 percent from last year´s 30.9 percent. Total arrivals from Europe during the year stood at around 155,000.