Tourism in Nepal is returning to its normal conditions


Published on : Tuesday, April 12, 2022

In Nepal, tourism is one of the mainstays for the economy of the country and is gaining normalcy gradually after getting battered for two years by the pandemic.

This spring experienced a substantial number of international tourists coming to Nepal. In March, a total of 42,006 tourists came to Nepal via air route.

Roughly, 14,977 foreign tourists had visited Nepal in 2021 during the same time. Nepal has received a total of 78,747 international tourists from January to March 2022, as per statistics of the Department of Tourism.

Under the chairmanship of the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Civil Aviation, the government has developed a Tourism Revival Steering Committee, which has been entrusted with taking initiatives to perk up the tourism sector by finding out new options, identifying and promoting tourism and allowing investment in the tourism.

In all the seven provinces, the Nepal Tourism Board has been organising Travel Mart. On April 13th and 14th, Fewa Festival is going to be organized. A team of foreign chefs headed by MasterChef UK contest winner Santosh Shah will reach destinations for 10 days and take part in events related to tourism promotion with special focus on culinary tourism.

Mahesh Phuyal, general-manager of Ramada Encore, a 4-star hotel in Thamel, Kathmandu, explained that the hotel had 70 per cent occupancy most recently.

“The hotel comprising 90-rooms mostly has American, Indian and European tourists,” he shared.

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