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September 17, 2021

Preparations on for 42nd World Tourism Day

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Kathmandu. The 42nd World Tourism Day will be celebrated in Nepal by organizing various programs. The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation and its subordinate bodies and concerned organizations are busy preparing to celebrate the day physically by following the health standards amid the Covid-19 epidemic.

For the same purpose, a virtual meeting was recently held between the heads of the agencies under the Ministry of Tourism. The meeting chaired by the Secretary at the Ministry of Tourism Yadav Prasad Koirala discussed concluding the day in a grand manner, according to the Ministry.

The Nepal Tourism Board has stated that the day is being celebrated in Nepal with the slogan ‘Tourism for Inclusive Growth’. Hikmat Singh Air, senior director of the board, informed that the day would be celebrated in the presence of a small number of people following the health standards. According to him, a formal ceremony will be held in the hall of the board.

The event will be attended by executive officers of the Ministry of Tourism, subordinate bodies and boards, heads, and representatives of leading organizations in the tourism sector.  World Tourism Day is celebrated on September 27 every year with the slogan ‘Tourism for All: Promoting Accessible Global Tourism’.

Last year, a small number of days were celebrated at the Ministry of Tourism. As the risk of the corona is decreasing, the program is being held physically this year. A committee has been formed under the chairmanship of Tourism Secretary Yadav Prasad Koirala to celebrate the 42nd World Tourism Day.

The guest is our God.  Every year millions of tourists come to Nepal to enjoy Nepal’s mountain ranges, mountaineering, trekking, and religious tourism and to see various other heritages, but the Covid-19 epidemic has dissuaded a significant number of tourists in the last two years.

According to the Tourism Board, more than 66,000 tourists have visited Nepal in the first eight months of 202. In the previous year 2020, the number of tourist arrivals was only 230,085. In 2019, 1.197 million foreign tourists visited Nepal.

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