2025 as ‘special tourism year’

Kathmandu, May 20: The government has announced to observe 2025 as a ‘special tourism year’. The decade of the 2080s will be marked as the ‘Visit Nepal decade’ also.

Presenting the policies and programmes for the fiscal year 2080/81 at the joint meeting of the federal parliament, President Ram Chandra Paudel made such announcement.

Nearly 100,000 tourists are visiting Nepal monthly since the beginning of 2023. As per the latest statistics of Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal recorded the arrival of over 326,000 foreign tourists in 4 months of 2023.

Previously, the government had announced to observe 2020 as a ‘visit Nepal year’ which was later canceled in the wake of the COVID crisis.

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 infrastructures 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.

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