Put Tourism Industry Country\’s priority

0 Comments 10 Jan 2014 ADV

Minister for tourism Ram Kumar Shrestha has stressed on the need to make tourism industry a priority of the government, adding that Nepal stands to gain a lot from this sector as the nation os blessed with natural beauties and cultural heritages.

Minister Shrestha, who was addressing the 50th Annual Genaral meeting of Nepal Associational of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA) in the capital on Thursday, said that tourism industry is the only industry of its kind where massive profits and returns can be expected from minimal investment.

“So tourism industry should fall in the priority list of both the government and the private sector.” He said, adding that national flag carrier Nepal airlines has almost been relegated to a situation of being without any aircrafts and that the country can breathe a symbol of relief only after it gets aircrafts from Europe and China for both national and international operation
Also speaking at the event, secretary at the Tourism Ministry Sishil Ghimire, federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and industries (FNCCI) president Suraj vaidya, NATTA president for increased co-operation and coordination between the government, private sector and all stakeholders for the development and promotion of Nepal’s tourism industry.

The 50th AGM of NATTA is also electing a new leadership of the umbrella organization of tour operators in the country. NATTA’s first Vice President Madhu Sudan Acharya and its former general Secretary D.B Limbu are vying for the post of president.

Source: Nepalnews.com, 10 JAN, 2014

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