Nepal government has declared the Nepal visit decade from 2023 to 2033 with a view to reviving tourism sector of the country, which was hard hit by the Covid – 19 pandemic.
The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has declared 2023 to 2033 as the Nepal Visit Decade while making public the Tourism Recovery Action Plan on Sunday.
During a programme at the Ministry of Tourism, Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Jeevan Ram Shrestha said that the 73-point action plan has been announced for promoting the tourism sector by mitigating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The action plan includes among other things, digital tourism map, hotel management information system, mountaineering information system and multi-lingual information system. The government will introduce attractive discount offers for foreign film producers and artists for film shooting in Nepal, said the minister.
The government will also host an international conference involving tourism ministers from South Asia and Annapurna Base Camp in the near future, as per the action plan.
The action plan also includes initiating night time heritage walk in Kathmandu, Kirtipur, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur within the Kathmandu valley to promote night time tourism.
Nepal’s tourism sector was hard hit by the Covid – 19 in 2020 and 2021. However, as the cases of corona infection started declining this year, the country is receiving over 50,000 tourists every month since the beginning of the year 2022.