UNWTO shows positive signs to cooperate for development of Nepal


11th Oct, 2021 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU, Oct 11: The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is seen positive to cooperate for the development of tourism in Nepal. During the interaction and bilateral discussions on tourism policy and strategy in the Asia-Pacific region (UNWTO) held in the Maldives (on the occasion of the training program on the topic of tourism in Nepal) UNWTO has shown positive response to cooperate for development of Nepal. 

In the program organized in Maldives from 5th to 8th October, UNRWA Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvilli met with UNHCR Regional Director Harry Hwang and CEO of Nepal Tourism Board, Dhananjay Regmi. During the meeting with Secretary-General Zurab, the two discussed issues related to post-Covid tourism cooperation, sustainable tourism development, natural and mountain tourism development and institutional capacity building. 

Chief Executive Officer Dr. Regmi, said, "There is a lot of support from the UNWTO for different countries. From which those countries have also directly benefited. In this context, the meeting with them was fruitful in terms of cooperation with Nepal and they have promised to hold an Asia-Pacific event in Nepal in 2023, ”he said.

During the meeting with Abdullah Mausoom, they discussed about mutual cooperation between Nepal and Maldives in the field of tourism promotion. Similarly, the Executive Head of the Board Dr. Regmi gave a presentation in a special session on the recent state of tourism in Nepal as well as the resumption of international tourism and the promotion of domestic tourism. The participants were invited to visit Nepal.

In the program, tourism experts made presentations in various sessions including management and operation of tourist destinations, innovation in domestic tourism and its future, participation of private sector in domestic tourism, potential, growth and development in domestic tourism and re-operation of international and domestic tourism.