While talking to tourism entrepreneurs on Saturday about the promotion of tourism in Nepal, Sadguru said Nepal’s economic prosperity is possible through promotion of tourism.
During a discussion with Sadguru, who came to Nepal a year ago, on various issues related to the promotion of tourism in Nepal, Dr. Dhananjay Regmi, Executive Chief of the Nepal Tourism Board, said that Nepal is a unique gift of nature and this is the paradise.
“Nepal is a country of potential. What’s wrong with nature, culture, adventure? All that is needed is the thought of managing it and planning the journey to prosperity. No one can stop the prosperity of Nepal on the day when that thought is exposed,” said Sadguru.
Stating that it is necessary to develop tourism by judging the originality of Nepal as it is a country where supernatural happiness can be achieved unlike other countries of the world, he said that sustainable development would not be possible without planned development.
He also suggested to take the original art and culture of Nepal to planned development. According to Sadguru, Nepal’s tourism can be developed within the next ten years as an area that contributes about 30 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP).
Dr. Regmi, said that Sadguru’s visit to Nepal would send a positive message to Nepal’s tourism. He said that since Nepal and India have religious and cultural affinities, cooperation between the two countries could benefit from tourism.
Stating that the Tourism Board is ready to cooperate with Sadguru for the promotion of religious and spiritual tourism in Nepal, Chief Executive Regmi urged Sadguru to work for yoga and meditation in places like Khaptad.
Sadguru returned to Kathmandu after visiting Kailash Mansarovar via Limi Valley. He is accompanied by a group of more than 40 people from different countries, including his followers.
India is considered a major resource market for Nepal’s tourism. India ranks first among the number of foreign tourists visiting Nepal every year. Many Indians have come to Nepal by land.
Nepal is their destination of choice for religious and entertainment purposes. Foreign tourist arrivals have declined in the last two years due to the Covid-19 epidemic. According to the Nepal Tourism Board, a total of 230,000 foreign tourists visited Nepal in 2020.
In the eight months of 2021, 66966 foreign tourists have entered Nepal. India stands as the first country among foreign countries to visit Nepal during the Covid-19 epidemic.
According to the ‘Nepal Tourism Statistics 2019’ published by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, 254,150 Indian tourists have visited Nepal in 2019. Similarly, 194323 Indian tourists visited Nepal in 2018 and 160832 in 2017.
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