Kathmandu, December 23
The government has prepared a Strategic Action Plan for Visit Nepal Decade (2023-2032) with a target to bring in 3.5 million tourists and create 1 million additional jobs in the country’s tourism industry.
The action plan aims at reviving the tourism industry in the stage of pre-Covid infection within two years.
A five-member task force formed by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation under the leadership of tourism expert Prachanda Man Shrestha submitted its report to Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Jeevan Ram Shrestha on Thursday suggesting the government should conduct tourism promotional events in all seasons in the country.
Receiving the report, Minister Shrestha said that the concept of a tourism decade was proposed to realise the need for a long-lasting idea for tourism revival as the country’s tourism sector suffered badly due to the Covid pandemic in the past three years. Minister Shrestha also expressed confidence that the Visit Nepal Decade would help establish Nepal as a leading destination in the global tourism market.
As shared, the action plan has incorporated integrating Nepal’s geographic, natural, environmental, social, cultural and religious diversities with the tourism sector and declaring special touristic sites on the basis of tourism feasibility while developing infrastructures in this sector.
Likewise, public, private and community sectors’ cooperation and partnership are highlighted in the action plan for the promotion and development of the tourism sector during the Visit Nepal Decade.