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Travel & Tourism

The government has developed a strategic action plan for the Visit Nepal Decade (2023-2032) to attract 3.5 million tourists and create 1 million new employment in the country's tourism industry.

The action plan, prepared by a five-member task force set up by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, also promised to revive the tourism sector to the pre-coronavirus infection stage within two years.

The task force under tourism expert Prachanda Man Shrestha submitted its report to Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Jiban Ram Shrestha on Thursday, suggesting tourism promotional events in all seasons in the country.

Receiving the report, Minister Shrestha said that the concept of a tourism decade was proposed to realise the need for a long-lasting idea for tourism revival as the country's tourism sector suffered severely due to the Covid-19 pandemic in the past three years.

Minister Shrestha also expressed confidence that the Visit Nepal Decade would help establish Nepal as a leading destination in the global tourism market. 

As shared, the action plan has incorporated integrating Nepal's geographic, natural, environmental, social, cultural and religious diversities with the tourism sector and declared special touristic sites based on tourism feasibility while developing infrastructures in this sector. 

Likewise, public, private and community sectors' cooperation and partnership are highlighted in the Action Plan for the promotion and development of the tourism sector.

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