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KATHMANDU: The 41st World Tourism Day was celebrated in Nepal today by organizing different virtual and physical programs across the country.
The day was widely celebrated with an aim to promote tourism that has been severely hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The government and different tourism entrepreneurs celebrated the day this year by adopting health safety measures.
Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai, launched ‘DeshDarshan’, a domestic tourism promotion campaign, in the presence of high-ranking officials of the minisitry. He also launched the Tourism Recovery Task Force (TRTF-Nepal) on the occasion of the World Tourism Day. The taskforce aims to play a proactive role for the sound and speedy recovery of the tourism sector that has been affected by the coronavirus.
TRTF has been formed on the joint initiative of the public and private sector.
On the occasion, the ministry also conducted a plantation program at Manjushree Park inChobhar, Kathmandu. The ministry also carried out Heritage Cycle Tours virtually.
Similarly, Nepal Tourism Board is also displaying a digital panel of World Tourism Day. Likewise, the Village Tourism Promotion Forum also conducted a program on home-stay services and their impact in rural development. Meanwhile, Bhaktapur Municipality published a heritage book mentioning the details of more than 100 heritage sites that were reconstructed after the devastating earthquake of 2015.
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