2025 to be observed as ‘special tourism year’ in Nepal

The decade of the 2080s of Bikram Samvat will be marked as ‘the Visit Nepal decade’ and the year 2025 as the special year for tourism. This was announced by the President of Nepal Ram Chandra Paudel while presenting the policies and programmes for the fiscal year, 2080/81 at the joint meeting of the federal parliament. The tourism sector which witnessed a huge dent from the COVID crisis is slowly recovering.

Nearly one lakh tourists have been visiting Nepal monthly since the beginning of 2023. As per the latest statistics maintained by Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal recorded the arrival of over 3.26 lakh foreign tourists in the first four months of 2023.

Similarly, the President announced that timely revisions would be made to tourism-related law. The tourist destinations would be popularized in the international community and necessary infrastructure prepared accordingly.

New tourist destinations would be identified in all seven provinces and each province will be a cultural village. New mountains would be opened for climbing. Security arrangements for climbers and tourists would be made more reliable.

The President further announced that the concept of film tourism would be materialized and expanded and new dimensions added to adventure tourism.

With the collaboration of private sectors, ‘Samarmatha Special Honour’ will be conferred on foreign nationals considering their role in the promotion of Nepal’s art, culture, language and literature in the international arena.

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