Nepal to conduct survey of domestic tourists for the first time

Kathmandu, July 16

For the first time in its history, the government of Nepal is conducting a survey of domestic tourists. This survey will find out a trend of Nepali people’s travel culture and their spending during the trips.

The National Planning Commission will conduct the survey in coordination with other concerned agencies, according to NPC member Ram Kumar Phuyal. He says the Central Bureau of Statistics may be assigned to conduct the survey.

“We do not have precise data about domestic tourists,” Phuyal states, “But, we need data about them in order to create a robust foundation for the arrival of foreign tourists.”

The survey will be conducted in the next fiscal year, beginning tomorrow, as an annual development project to be owned by the Commission. The government is planning to conduct three national level surveys next year. The domestic tourism survey is one of them. Tourism entrepreneurs had long been demanding for such a survey.

Published on July 16th, Tuesday, 2019 11:22 AM

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