International Tourism Fair kicks off in Bhrikutimandap

An international tourism fair has begun at Bhrikutimandap of Kathmandu from today with an objective of promoting Nepal’s tourism in international market.

Inaugurating the fair, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Hit Bahadur Tamang, expressed the belief that the fair would be fruitful to promote Nepal’s tourism across the world.

Minister Tamang underscored that the ministry has been carrying out activities with commitment to fulfill the government’s goal of bringing in at least 1.6 million tourists this year by resolving problems seen in tourism sector.

Sharing that activities are underway to waiver VAT and other some unnecessary tax imposed in air ticket, he clarified that the existing problems would be resolved before the passage of the budget for the tourism promotion.

The government has already started activities including infrastructure construction at the tourism possible areas as Nepal is in the list of most-visit destination in the world tourism market, added Minister Tamang, stating that the government has set a target of carrying out activities collaborating with organisation working in the tourism sector as development of tourism sector prepares a foundation of taking the country towards prosperity.

One hundred fifty-five entrepreneurs of 16 countries –Nepal, India, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Maldives, America, Netherlands, Sri Lanka, China, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bhutan have been participating in the two-day fair.

Fair Coordinator Bishnu Pandey mentioned that the fair was organised to connect Nepal’s tourism sector to international level.


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