October 03 , 2019
The Ministry of Industry, Tourism, Forests and Environment of Province 3 unveiled its tourism promotion plan to support Visit Nepal 2020 at a program organized on 3 October in Shangri La Hotel, Kathmandu.
The Chief Guest of the ceremony Mr. Dor Mani Paudel, Chief Minister of Province 3 did the honor of launching the tourism plan during the special ceremony. Honorable Minister for Industry, Tourism, Forests and Environment of Province 3 Mr. Arun Nepal and Tourism Secretary Mr. Kedar Bahadur Adhikari also graced the program along with high government officials, representatives from Department of Tourism, Nepal Tourism Board, Visit Nepal 2020 and various tourism associations. On behalf of Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN), President Khum Bahadur Subedi and Secretary Damodar Dhakal took part in the program. Secretary Dhakal is also the member of Visit Nepal 2020 campaign of Province no. 3.
The tourism plan envisions diversifying tourism products, increasing the length of stay of tourists, and identifying and promoting new destinations.
The Ministry has enlisted a slew of tourism promotion programs to be organized in coordination with federal government, local government and community, cottage industry, private sector, trade associations and NRN. The plan primarily focuses on promoting local culture and homestay, conducting hospitality and guide training, developing promotional materials and tourism maps, appointing brand ambassadors, creating promotional videos, organizing adventure games and street festivals, mobilizing diplomatic agencies and embassies for international promotion etc.