TAAN felicitates new board members of tourism organizations

2nd Feb, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: The Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) has conducted a program to  felicitate newly appointed associates from various tourism organizations including Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), Nepal Association of Tours & Travel Agents (NATTA), PATA Nepal Chapter, Tourist Guide Association of Nepal (TURGAN), Tourist Bus Association of Nepal (TBAN) and Nepal Magar Tourism Society.

President of TAAN, Nava Raj Dahal said,“We all being associated with tourism business, must work hand in hand for promoting and uplifting Nepalese tourism. During the debate on solving the issues of trekking, travel, vehicles and hotels, it was presented to government but no actions were considered. Therefore, we must work jointly in order to settle the predicaments of tourism business.” He stated that all umbrella associations of tourism must raise voice about the obstacles each association is facing.

President Dahal said that TAAN will be working on new plans and policies for promoting tourism of Nepal. TAAN’s financial condition being quite hard up, he requested NTB for the support to utilize TIMS budget in progressive work.

NATTA 1st Vice President Achyut Sharma Guragain's message was to work together to promote Nepalese tourism and to solve the issues that all the associations are facing. He also requested support and help from NTB for China Sales Mission organizing by NATTA.

Sunil Shakya, President of PATA Nepal spoke regarding the vision to bring 5 million tourists by 2020. He commented on the need to improve the TIA management system, making trekking mandatory with guides and researching, developing & promoting trekking trails.

NTB Board Member Krishna Bahadur Mahara assured to work in coordination with the tourism association for the betterment of Nepali tourism industry. He assured that NTB will formulate plans and policies for promoting Nepalese tourism. He also asked suggestion from all the tourism associates and cinched upon working for making Nepalese tourism prominent.