PATA Bangladesh Chairman Shahid Hamid. Photo: RSS
GANDAKI: Discussion was held between tourism entrepreneurs of Bangladesh and Pokhara over various matters including tourism partnership.
Tourism entrepreneurs including office-bearers of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Bangladesh, are on Nepal visit at the invitation of the PATA Nepal Chapter.
On the occasion, emphasis was laid on reviving the tourism sector, affected by a coronavirus, by increasing collaboration in the tourism sector.
At a program organized by Pokhara Tourism Council at the promotion of Nepal Tourism Board and coordination of PATA Nepal, speakers said that a good and positive message would be disseminated in the tourism sector soon if tourism activities could be taken ahead through the medium of partnership.
Saying it was the need of the hour to uplift the tourism affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, executive member of PATA Nepal, Tikaram Sapkota, shared that tourism partnership among neighboring countries is indispensable
Similarly, PATA, Bangladesh, Chair Shahid Hamid said that Nepal is an attractive destination for sightseeing, adding panoramic views of the mountains of Nepal attracts Bangladeshi tourists.
He also expressed the view that tourism relations between Nepal and Bangladesh should be made strong.
Chief of Nepal Tourism Board, Pokhara, Kashiraj Bhandari, and General-Secretary of Pokhara Tourism Council, Ram Chandra Sharma expressed a belief that the program would be fruitful among tourism entrepreneurs of both countries, saying such programs are indispensable to revive the tourism.
Eight people including office-bearers of PATA, Bangladesh, tourism entrepreneurs and media persons as well as tourism entrepreneurs of Pokhara were present on the occasion.