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Nepali hoteliers say 1.1 million are at risk of losing jobs to Covid-19 crisis

Kathmandu, April 10

Nepali hoteliers say as many as 1.1 million workers working for them are at the risk of losing jobs due to the coronavirus outbreak worldwide. They complain the government did not take any initiatives to address the industry’s concern.

The Hotel Association of Nepal says the tourism industry is the worst-hit sector by the ongoing crisis and investments worth billions are at risk. Though the government has assured relief and support to cope with the crisis, the relief packages are not friendly to the industry, claims the association.

The association says the hotels only cannot pay the staff, urging the government to take the responsibility of the workers. It says it is the state’s responsibility to revive the tourism industry, which is a crucial component of the national economy.


Published on April 10th, Friday, 2020 12:21 PM


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  • Alexandra Wrigley says: | April 10 2020 1:30pm

    It’s so sad and absolutely frightening. However, the Tourism industry is resilient and I hope it bounces back from this. I hope people raise money and invest in vouchers for hotels/bars. Where they can purchase now and use later. .

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  • Alexandra Wrigley says: | April 10 2020 1:30pm

    It’s so sad and absolutely frightening. However, the Tourism industry is resilient and I hope it bounces back from this. I hope people raise money and invest in vouchers for hotels/bars. Where they can purchase now and use later.

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