Nepali ambassadors to different countries have recommended new strategies and working policies to revitalise the COVID-battered tourism industry.
At a virtual programme 'Promotion of Tourism in Nepal' organised by the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) here Tuesday, the ambassadors suggested introducing new programmes to enliven the pandemic-hit tourism sector of Nepal.
NTB's executive director Dr Dhananjaya Regmi shared that the envoys also highlighted the need for prior preparation to reinvigorate the sector in future though the COVID-generated problem is all-pervasive now.
International tourism has visibly come to normalcy with the development and expansion of vaccination, they said, recommending the NTB to devise promotional measures keeping the neighbouring countries – the big market source of Nepal in mind.
The ambassadors also underlined the need to adjust the airfare of Nepal since it also affects the arrival of new tourists.
Nepali Ambassador to Bangladesh Dr Bamshidhar Mishra suggested the tourism board to put a promotional programme focusing on connectivity so as to attract the Hindu and Buddhist population of Bangladesh for religious tourism.
Likewise, Nepali Ambassador to Pakistan Tapas Adhikari stressed the need to promote border tourism and develop tourism promotional materials in local vernaculars.
Similarly, Minister (Economic) at the Nepali Embassy in India Neeta Pokharel suggested focusing promotional measures targeting Indian tourists.
Second Secretary of the Nepali Embassy in Sri Lanka, Biswash Bhatta said there are opportunities to bring Sri Lankan tourists for adventurous tourism in Lumbini is the main hub of attraction for Sri Lankan people.
Also speaking on the occasion, NTB's Chief Regmi shared the recent efforts of the tourism board while highlighting the need to develop Nepal as a tourism hub for all-age group people in all seasons.
He also said that the board would work together with ambassadors for tourism promotion.
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