World tourism day 2021: 42nd World Tourism Day is being celebrated in Nepal by organizing various programs Today, September 27.
In the midst of the Covid-19 epidemic, the day is being celebrated physically by following the health standards. On the occasion of the day, the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation and its subordinate bodies and concerned organizations have started celebrating the day with various programs.
A committee has been formed under the chairmanship of the Secretary at the Ministry of Tourism Yadav Prasad Koirala to celebrate the 42nd World Tourism Day. The Nepal Tourism Board has stated that the day is being celebrated in Nepal with the slogan ‘Tourism for Inclusive Growth’.
Hikmat Singh Aire, senior director of the board, informed that the day will be celebrated in low attendance following the health standards. According to him, a formal ceremony will be held in the hall of the board.
The event will be attended by executive officers of the Ministry of Tourism, subordinate bodies and boards, heads, and representatives of leading organizations in the tourism sector. World Tourism Day is celebrated on September 27 every year with the slogan ‘Tourism for All: Promoting Accessible Global Tourism’. Last year, a small number of days were celebrated at the Ministry of Tourism.
As the risk of corona decreasing, the program is being held physically this year. On the occasion of the day, the Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA) is conducting a blood donation program. Blood donation will be made in the secretariat premises of the Naxal-based organization from 10 am to 2 pm.
The Nepal Mountaineering Association is also inaugurating and interacting with its newly constructed building at Nagpokhari on Monday. Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba will inaugurate the association’s building, the organization said.
The government has provided ‘on arrival visas’ to foreign tourists who have completed the vaccination campaign, which has created excitement in the tourism sector. Leaders of the tourism sector have welcomed the government’s decision and said that all services will be resumed. Arrangements have been made to open the border and remove the quarantine system. This has created an environment in which the epidemic-hit tourism sector can thrive.
The Kovid epidemic has not been able to attract a significant number of tourists in the last two years. According to the Tourism Board, more than 66,000 tourists have visited Nepal in the first eight months of 2021. In the previous year 2020, the number of tourist arrivals was only 230,085. In 2019, 1.197 million foreign tourists visited Nepal.
On the occasion of World Tourism Day, the Hotel Association of Nepal (HAN) issued a statement today saying that hoteliers are excited by the government’s decision to provide ‘on arrival visas’ to foreign tourists. And there is no need to stay in quarantine. Entrepreneurs have felt that this has opened the door for tourism potential in the country.
World tourism day 2021: 42nd World tourism day 2021