Nepal celebrated the 42nd World Tourism Day with various programs. The program was organized by Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Nepal Tourism Board and various other tourism stakeholders. This year Nepal Tourism board organized heritage E-cycle tour, Plantation and interaction program in the auditorium hall.
Addressing the participants of the program, MOCTCA, Secretary, asked the tourism fraternity which was languishing for last two years to slowly initiate the tourism activities following the travel protocols. He urged the tourism stakeholders to comply with the New Travel protocols that help s in opening the tourism activates.
Meanwhile, Board’s vice Chair Chandra Rijal asked the state authority to help in promotion of tourism to compensate the loss of Covid related closure. He stressed on the direct and indirect loss of nearly 10 lakhs employed forces in tourism and appreciated the role of Tourism Board and UNDP for creating transitional time jobs.
Board’s CEO Dhananjaya Regmi was optimistic on slowly opening up tourism activities. He appreciated the role of MOCTCA on timely introduction of the Travel Protocol and urged the tourism stakeholders to share the positive of tourism.
Rudra Singh Tamang, DG, Department of Tourism, announcing different appreciations and recognitions in tourism sector for 2020 and 2021 said, ‘We were unable to do our best in tourism in the last two years mainly due to the effect of covid pandemic’. Senior Director, Hikmat Singh Ayer was happy to share the positive vibes of the tourism fraternity after the release of new tourism friendly protocol.
There was a E- Heritage Cycle rally in the morning that was inaugurated by Mr. Yadav Prasad Koirala, Secretary, MOCTCA. Similarly, there was plantation program at Rastriya Sahid and Shanti Park, Jagdol, Gokarneshwor Municipality where MOCTCA Secretary, Koirala, Joint Secretary Taranath Adhikari, Nepal Airlines, DG Dim Prakash Poudel, Board’s Director Hikmat Singh Ayer, UNESCO Club Member Dr. Baburam Poudel and park’s President Sudarshan Sigdel participated in the plantation program.