Joint meeting of Nepal and India teams make 14-point agreement for joint tourism promotion

8th Jul, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, July 8: The second meeting of the Joint Working Group on Tourism Cooperation between Nepal and India have decided to form a Nepal-India Tourism Forum for joint marketing and promotion of tourism products and in the two countries. The meeting took place in Kathmandu on Friday.

“We have decided to form a tourism forum to work cooperatively on possibilities and promotion of bilateral tourism activities,” said Ghanashyam Upadhyaya, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.

The two sides have signed a 14-point agreement including points for tourism promotion and development for both countries. They include agreements for development and promotion of Leave Travel Concession (LTC), Overland Travel Facilitation, Improvement in Road Infrastructure, Air Connectivity to Lumbini, formation of Nepal-India Tourism Forum, Human Resources Development in Tourism Sector, and Listing of Medical Facilities for Tourists, according to a statement issued by the tourism ministry.

Similarly, the agreement also mentions jointly working to sort out infrastructural obstructions for tourists visiting via land route. Joint promotion of tourism circuits of historical and religious significance were also part of the agreement. The two sides have also agreed to establish Mithila Museum in Janakpur of Nepal.