GATE College holds "Commercial Cooking" conference


4th Sep, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU, Sep 04: International experts have hailed Nepal as a model destination for ecotourism and claim that if packaged and marketed properly, can attract twice the current number of tourists without any promotion.
 
In the "Commercial Cookery" meeting at the Global Academy of Tourism and Hospitality Education, Kathmandu, international experts on tourism said that in order for tourism in Nepal to develop, it must first address the lack of sufficient manpower. 
 
The Australian Ambassador to Nepal, Peter Bud, commended the efforts by GATE college to establish a center for international level education in Nepal for students of hospitality. The General Manager of Yak and Yeti Hotel, Monika Scheiblauer, said that the lack of sufficient skilled manpower in the tourism sector is already becoming apparent and that as more and more hotels are being established around the country, it is time to seriously think about how to fulfil the demand for skilled manpower in the industry. She added that Nepali youth nust be motivated to work in the in the Nepali industry and urges them to find employment according to their capacity and learning.
 
CEO of GATE College, Khem Lakai, said that GATE is providing hospitality courses unique in the South Asian region. He added that offering short-term vocational and technical training programs can motivate Nepali youth to look for employment within the country rather than abroad. Those who have been held back by economic reasons from gaining necessary skills will have access to international level courses.