August 05 , 2018
Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) and representatives from Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment development committee of Province No. 3, hold an interaction program on the current issues of Nepal’s tourism on August 5.
TAAN President Nava Raj Dahal presented the major issues faced by Nepal’s tourism sector. He requested all the Honb’l representatives to be focused and prioritized on infrastructures like airport and road, re- construction and maintenance of heritage sites. He highlighted on the policy making strategies for benefiting the entire tourism industry of Nepal through developing a promotional strategy to uplift the tourism of Nepal.
Province No.3 being a major region having maximum number of mountains has a higher potentiality for tourism development, President Dahal stated to develop necessary policies to boost up tourism sector. Furthermore, he urged on one door system for entry fees where capital will collect the fees and let to divided it into provenience level. He voiced upon making restricted area to free zone that will lead to bring additional tourist.
Likewise, the interaction hold followed to discuss with local level government for proper management after tourist comes to visit Nepal. Getting the exact data of trekkers in current days, is very difficult as TIMS check post has been closed down. Thus, recommencing the operation of TIMs check post was requested to representatives for providing requisite support. The discussion made upon policies made by Provience No.3 will make other province to realize the importance of tourism not only to collect entry fees but brining maximum number of quality tourist in Nepal.
TAAN explained the importance of taking guide or porter through a registered trekking who trek above 3,000 m. as trekkers suffer from various unconditional circumstances and result accidents and missing cases.
Furthermore, the discussion was held on reconstructing and maintaining heritage sites that has been destructed after the massive earthquake.
Therefore, the interaction concluded on working together with local government and private sector to formulate required policies for upturning the tourism sector of Nepal.
Along with President Dahal, Senior Vice- President Khum Bahadur Subedi, First Vice President Jeeban Thapa Magar, General Secretary Ang Pemba Sherpa, Executive Members Rajan Prasad Kapri, Gopal Shrestha, Chandra Gurung,Baburam Gurung and Chairman of Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment Honl’b Rama Ale Magar, Coordinator of tourism subcommittee Honb’l Kusum Kumar Karki, Joint coordinator of of tourism subcommittee Honb’l Pratima Shrestha, Honb’l Kalpana Nepali, Honb’l Rajendra Gurung and Honb’l Narottam Vaidya were present at the program.