HITT program for Mountain leadership Concludes.

0 Comments 19 Jan 2014 ADV

The High impact Tourism Training (HITT) program, for mountain leadership has concluded.

The program was implemented by European Commission (EC) and SNV Nepal in partnership with the Trekking Agencies’ association of Nepal (TAAN) and Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA)

Altogether 17 trainers were produced during the project period. The total of 394 trekking workers was trained.
Speaking at the concluding ceremony, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Ram Kumar Shrestha hoped that the training would be helpful in enhancing safety in Nepali mountain tourism. He also thanked the operators for implementing the program in Nepal.

TAAN president Ramesh Dhamala said has come for adventure tourism operators to focus on quality by providing necessary trainings for trekking guides, crew and support staff. Hailing the training methodology, Dhamala assured that TAAN would carry on training trekking supporters by following te methodology.

Dhamala assured that TAAN would carry on training trekking workers by following the methodology, “Contribution of TAAN and Nepal Mountaineering Association (NAM) single is not enough. Time has come for all stake holders of Nepali tourism industry to sit together and devise strategy and action plan to promote responsible tourism practice,” He added.

The logbooks and training manuals were distributed by President Dhamala. Altogether with TAAN and A, 17 trekking companies had participated the training for trek workers. 55 trekking workers were participated via TAAN.ANV Nepal’s country Director Neefjes said the HITT project covered sectors like hygiene, hospitality, trekking and home stay. “We will now apply the HITT approach in agriculture sector,” he said, adding that SNV was closing its work tourism sector.

NMA president Zimba Zangby Sherpa expressed willingness to work jointly with stakeholders to carry on the trainings. Earlier, Tanhuy Cano, International associate advisor of HITT program, thanked all partners for their support for training.

Source: TAAN, Media center, 14, Jan, 20147

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