KATHMANDU, Nepal – Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Lokendra Bista Magar promised to address the bottlenecks of tourism sector on the celebration of thirteen years of Nepal Tourism Board’s (NTB) today.
“The government is fully committed to help this sector, mainly on the fields of promotion, aviation or infrastructure development,” he said, hailing the contribution of NTB over the last thirteen years in promoting and developing tourism sector of of the country.
According to him, there is a need of special tourism courses included in the academic curriculum to enhance people’s knowledge about the industry. “As the government is celebrating the national campaign NTY 2011, NTB now needs a renewed energy to carry forward its activities like mobilising people from various walks of life and marketing Nepali tourism in domestic and international market for greater success,” he said, adding that the NTB should be more innovative and establish itself as role model of tourism development through public private partnership model.
Secretary of the ministry Dr Ganesh Raj Joshi praised NTB for its role on promoting Nepal as major tourism destination in the world. “It has also bridged public and private sector for the development of Nepali tourism sector,” said secretary at the ministry Dr Ganesh Raj Joshi. He also advised the board to make tourism a sustainable base for the economic activities across the country. In the 13th anniversary celebration, NTB also gave its promotional affiliation to Plan Holidays, Entire Travel and Tours Pvt Ltd and Yeti Holiday. Meanwhile, it also awarded Madan Kumar Lamichanne and Heera Dhakal for their service at the board.