Kathmandu: Buddha Airlines a leading private airlines has unveiled holiday package to promote domestic tourism in Nepal in a bid to cope with COVID-19 pandemic and ailing tourism sector.
The holiday package of Buddha air which will be included in the upcoming fiscal year budget and policy, in the first phase will encompass the tourist destinations such as Kathmandu, Pokhara, Ghandruk, Dhampus and Chitwan.
Tourism Minister Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai speaking during a press meet in Kathmandu also admitted that the holiday package will be incorporated in the new year fiscal budget to boost up the domestic tourism under which the government civil servants will be allowed to take one month’s leave to partake in the holiday package. This practice will entail at least 2 million domestic tourists to visit various tourist destinations.
This holiday package will be operated from June 1, 2020 as per the decision and permission of the government. The Buddha holiday package for Pokhara for two days will cost Rs 5999 including air fare and hotel accommodation.
Likewise, Chitwan package for two days will cost 13999 including hotel accommodation and airfare. Airport pickup is also included in the facility. Buddha air has already unveiled its security directory in this regards for the safety of the tourists. Tourists from China and India will be attracted in near future.
No curtailment in the staff
Buddha airlines has also committed not to curtail any staffs due to the COVID-19 pandemic and recession in the airlines transactions. The Buddha air company Managing Director Basnet said the airlines has designed a future strategic plan to sustain after traversing 23 years of airlines services.
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