NRNA urges to promote tourism sector through digital media in different languages
KATHMANDU, Nov 09: The Non-Resident Nepali Association has urged to promote the tourism sector through digital means in the languages of different countries in order to attract tourists from Nepal.
On Monday, in Kathmandu, the Association made such a request to the Nepal Tourism Board while holding an interaction program on the role of Non-Resident Nepali Association in the development of Nepal's tourism sector.
The association has said that since the next era is the digital age, there is a need to promote Nepal's tourism sector not in the old style but by making short videos that provide information on the overall tourism sector of Nepal.
Speaking at the event, Som Sapkota, spokesperson of Non-Residential Nepali Association, said that promotion of Nepal's tourism sector should now be done through digital means. He said that it would be effective if the promotion of Nepal's tourism sector is done in the country's language outside of the promotional video, and he said that he is ready to cooperate with the association board for that.
Sapkota demanded that Nepali airlines and hotels maintain the city fares for non-resident Nepalese when they come to Nepal. He said that he is ready to invest if there is a favorable environment for investing in hotels and other tourism sectors in Nepal.
In the same program, the vice president of Hotel Association Nepal, Binayak Shah, said that the Nepali tourism sector is gradually getting back to its rhythm. He said that the time has come to show the experience and capabilities of Nepali tourism professionals.
Vice President Shah said that the Non-Residential Nepali Association should promote that Nepal is soft in everything. He said that now after the covid, foreign tourists are coming less and also Nepal has to compete with other countries in the package.
He said that Han is ready to cooperate with the non-residential Nepali Association for the development and expansion of the Nepali tourism sector.
Similarly, Rajesh Upreti, executive director of the Nepal Tourism and Hotel Management Foundation, asked for help in building the physical infrastructure to expand branches in seven provinces with the plan to teach hotel management in Nepal by eating Nepalese food.
He complained that the foundation did not receive support from the government or anywhere else. He said that Tribhuvan University did not even provide the BHM course and had an agreement with Kathmandu University.
He claimed that the campus was allowed to open in the recent past without any possibility.
Executive Director Upreti complained that the students studying at the institute were not placed in the Nepal Airlines Corporation under his own ministry for interns despite his repeated requests.
He said that the establishment cannot be run by employing the ministry, corporation and even the university.