Tourism will take leap following agreement with Chand's group: Tourism Minister Dhakal

7, Mar 2021 | nepaltraveller.com

Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation expressed the hope that the Country's tourism would take a stride.

Kathmandu,

Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal expressed the hope that the Country's tourism would take a stride with the Netra Bikram Chand-led group entering peaceful politics. 

With the agreement reached with the group on March 5, the country has turned into a full peaceful country and the campaign to administer Covid-19 vaccines in place, inflows of foreign tourists would increase, he expressed his confidence. The minister was inaugurating the 44th annual general meeting of the Pacific Asia Travel Association, Nepal chapter here on Friday.  "We brought CK Raut to mainstream politics. Likewise, we also brought the Biplav group which engaged in rebel and violence to mainstream politics. This has ended terrorism and fear. Now tourism will flourish," he said. 

The Ministry has written to the Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre to allow foreign tourists into the country after presenting negative reports of their PCR tests for the infection and manage on arrival visa for them and the provision would get passed from the Cabinet soon, he said.  To resolve problems surrounding tourism and address demands of tourism entrepreneurs to ease arrivals of foreign tourists, a decisive step has been taken after inter-ministry discussions and results would come soon, he said. 

The Ministry secretary Yadav Prasad Koirala said the Ministry has taken initiatives to ease the arrival of foreign tourists to Nepal. Calling on the tourism entrepreneurs to come up with strategic plan and programmes for diversification and international marketing of the tourism sector, he said the Ministry would extend support for the same. 

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