Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Singha Durbar/File Photo for Representation
KATHMANDU: The government has announced to observe 2025 as a ‘special tourism year’.
The decade of the 2080s will be marked as the ‘Visit Nepal Decade’ and while 2025 a Special Tear for Tourism.
The tourism sector which witnessed a huge dent from the COVID crisis is slowly recovering.
Nearly 100 thousand tourists are visiting Nepal monthly since the beginning of 2023.
As per the latest statistics maintained by Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal recorded the arrival of over 326 thousand foreign tourists in four months of 2023.
Previously, the government had announced to observe 2020 as a ‘Visit Nepal Year’ which was later canceled in the wake of the COVID crisis.
Similarly, timely revisions would be made in tourism-related law.
The tourist destinations would be popularized in the international community and necessary infrastructures prepared accordingly.
New tourist destinations would be identified in all seven provinces and each province will be a cultural village, according to the policies and programs unveiled on Friday.
New mountains would be opened for climbing. Security arrangements for climbers and tourists would be made more reliable.
The President further announced that the concept of film tourism would be materialized and expanded and new dimensions added to adventure tourism.
With the collaboration of private sectors, ‘Samarmatha Special Honour’ will be conferred on foreign nationals considering their role in the promotion of Nepal’s art, culture, language and literature in the international arena.
Also stressed in the government policies and programs are strict adherence to air safety standards and the development of Pashupati and Lumbini as centers of religious and spiritual study.