Nepali tourism sector makes robust come back after quake and blockade, hotels packed


29th Oct, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU: With the start of the Autumn season in Nepal, the number of tourists has increased in Nepal.

The occupancy rate of hotels in the tourism centers that lies in and on the capital Kathmandu has reached 90 percent.

“The flow of tourists has increased this season in comparison to the previous year,” Hotel Association Nepal, the umbrella organization of Hotels in Nepal spokesperson Binayak Shah said further adding “We are expecting about one million tourists arrival this year but the main setback for it is the poor condition of the roads, congested International Airport and capital Kathmandu’s pollution.”

The hotels associated with the HAN have the capacity of holding 1.6 million guests in a year.

The Dwarikaj’s Hotel, one of the esteemed hotels in capital has all the rooms booked till next month. “The hotel has ‘Full booking’ till the month of November,” Hotel’s Managing Director Sanjibani Shrestha said.

“Till now Nepal has welcomed a total of 700 thousand and is expecting to welcome further 300 thousand by the end of year,” President of Society of Travel and Tour Operators Anil Lama said.