Three-day tourism promotion seminar conducted in Bharatpur
19th Mar, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew
KATHMANDU, Mar 19: Bharatpur Metropolitan and the Consulate General of India, Birgunj, have jointly conducted a seminar to discuss tourism promotion in Nepal and India. The meeting has determined that the both countries have to work together in solving any problems hindering the growth of tourism and to leave no stone unturned to develop tourism in the two countries.
Tourism entrepreneurs, journalists, and officials from the Indian consulate spoke on the three-day meeting offering insights and suggestions for tourism development. Tourism entrepreneurs from India noted that despite having strong potential for tourism, Nepal is still unable to grow in the sector due to basic infrastructure issues like lack of roads and adequate transportation, and insufficient hotels to accommodate ambitious number of tourists.
The third day of the program included business-to-business meetings where entrepreneurs from both countries committed to play a strong role in tourism development. Chief guest of the program, the Minister of Land Management, Agriculture and Cooperative of Province 3, Dawa Dorje Lama, said that a master plan was needed to develop tourism in the two countries.
"Chitwan can be an international level tourism destination. For that, the settlements have to be consolidated and organized," said Minister Lama, "Tourism can be developed using the natural attractions of forests and wildlife. For this, all the three levels of government have to work in unison." He also spoke about the potential of waterways attraction in Narayani, among other ideas.
The delegation of Indian entrepreneurs, headed by Indian Consulate Ambassador B.C. Pradhan, was welcomed to Sauraha by the Regional Hotel Association Sauraha, REBAN Sauraha, United Elephant Cooperative, and Park Jeep Safari Pvt. Ltd. President of Regional Hotel Association, Suman Ghimire, handed over a report to the delegation about the tourism sector of Sauraha and its contribution to Nepal's economy.