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POKHARA: With the beginning of New Year 20280, hotels in Pokhara are almost filled with tourists.
The occupancy of the hotels in Pokhara and its surrounding is more than 90 percent which has added excitement to tourism entrepreneurs, said the President of the Hotel Association Pokhara, Laxman Subedi.
Tourism, which was hit hard due to the coronavirus pandemic, was adversely affected after the Yeti Airlines plane crash on January 15.
Saying around 1,200 big and small hotels are in operation in Pokhara and its surroundings, Subedi said they are excited with the increasing inflow of tourists with the beginning of New Year.
He added, “Cent percent hotels operated in Lakeside are filled with tourists. Not only Lakeside, but the occupancy of hotels in Pokhara and its surroundings is also more than 90 percent.”
The proprietor of Hotel Asia, Dharma Raj Panthi mentioned that it was difficult to get rooms in hotels in the Lakeside area on April 13 and 14 due to a large number of tourists.
Tourism entrepreneurs opined that the number of domestic tourists is increasing in Pokhara every year due to Fewa New Year Festival organized targeting the New Year.