Tourist arrivals drop

MYAGDI: Tourist arrivals in Myagdi have gone down this year compared with last year. According to statistics available at district police office, 18,512 tourists visited the district in seven months of the current fiscal year. The figure is lower by 5,000. Hotel entrepreneur Om Pun attributed the fall in tourist arrivals to global economic slump and construction of roads along trekking routes. Though the number of international tourists fell, the number of local tourists visiting the district has gone up, according to Pun.