Upbeat in Tourism Sector

13th May, 2022 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, May 13: The tourism business, which has been most affected by Covid 19, has been returning to normal lately. With the increase in the number of foreign tourists and the development of the habit of traveling in Nepal, tourism entrepreneurs have become enthusiastic.

In the four months of 2022, one lakh 37 thousand 95 foreigners have visited Nepal. Entrepreneurs believe that this number will increase gradually.

President of the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) Khum Bahadur Subedi says that more tourists have come than expected in recent times. He said that the enthusiasm created by the tourism entrepreneurs should be maintained. For that, promotion in the international arena and tourist movement should be made more comfortable, he said. Corona is becoming more common and the government has also made the safety protocol more flexible, he said.

"Tourists who canceled their bookings yesterday have also started coming. They have a comfortable environment to come to Nepal, ”he said. There is a lack of guidance. We have to move forward by making all these agile. ”

Ramesh Thapa, president of the Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA), says that Nepal's tourism has been improving recently. He said that the tourist arrivals have increased as it is also the time of tourism in Nepal and the government has also simplified the COVID 19 protocol. He said that the increase in the number of people going out with their families has also increased due to the rising heat in India, Bangladesh and other countries.

"Tourist arrivals have increased during this time because of trekking and mountaineering before the onset of rains. Many foreigners who visit Nepal go to Annapurna and Everest region, ”he said.

"Domestic flight occupancy is high. Nepali tourists who did not go out for sightseeing due to Kovid have also gone out for sightseeing, ”he said.

Binayak Shah, first vice-president of the Nepal Hotel Association(HAN), says that the current enthusiasm in the tourism sector should be continued.

"It simply came to our notice then. Indian tourists have come. Other tourists have also come for trekking and mountaineering. "It simply came to our notice then.

He said the corona had decreased and most people had been vaccinated against corona, which boosted their confidence to get out. "People who used to be afraid to come out are now going for walks," he said. "Kathmandu, Chitwan, Pokhara, Ghulikhel and other tourist destinations are full on weekends."