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April 27, 2020

Chamber of Commerce suggests government to introduce new programs for tourism

Kathmandu: Nepal Chambers of Commerce (NCC) has suggested the government to take up measures to improve the ruined tourism sector of Nepal which is hit hard by the global Coronavirus pandemic.

A delegation led by Rajesh Kaji Shrestha- chairman of Chambers of Commerce met with Tourism Minister Yogesh Bhattarai and kept him abreast of the chamber’s suggestions for the improvement of the ruined tourism sector due to COVID-19.

Chamber’s suggestions included encouraging promotion of domestic tourism through promoting package tourism for the civil servants, carrying out financial package for the rescue of the hotels and airlines, ensuring loan, rebate in taxes and reduction in airport charges.

Similarly, Chamber has suggested government to promote medical tourism, Homestay, Agro-tourism, Cultural tourism through chalking out concrete programs.

The Chamber has also suggested the government to make arrangement for arrival of Chinese tourists during the months of September and October- the months of tourist season in Nepal as COVID-19 has become negligible in China.

Tourism Minister Bhattarai while receiving the suggestions and meeting with the delegation team of Chamber of Commerce said that the government is mulling over bringing some remedial programs for the improvement of the tourism sector in the upcoming fiscal year budget. He also added that government will bring merger policy for hotel, restaurants and airlines.

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