Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya is Secretary at the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation. He is additionally the ex-officio Chairman of Nepal Airlines Corporation, Nepal’s national banner bearer. Onlinekhbar as of late conversed with Thapaliya about the current circumstance of the tourism business, and his arrangements for Nepal’s banner bearer.
You have been watching the tourism area in Nepal nearly. How might you assess where the business stands today?
Nepal’s tourism has dependably been seriously influenced by regular and additionally human-made catastrophes. Thus of the drawn out clash, political precariousness, strikes and exhibits, the industry couldn’t prosper. What’s more, the industry is currently dealing with the impacts of the seismic tremor and in addition the bar.
I trust that the business has declined by around 35-40 for each penny contrasted with a year ago.
What amount of time will it take for the business to return on track?
We have three solid tourism advancement arranges. The first is conservation of critical archeological destinations, second is advancement of tourism, and the third change in the flight business. The service is considering these three variables to devise a change arrange.
You can rest guaranteed that the circumstance that we are in right now is not going to be the same until the end of time. Regardless of the melancholy situation, we have seen some positive signs for the business. Voyagers are as yet coming to Nepal. On the off chance that you take a gander at 2010-2015 figures, the quantity of Chinese travelers coming to Nepal has risen consistently. We have as of late chosen to forgo visa expenses for Chinese sightseers, who need to visit Nepal. The Chinese government has likewise pulled back its tourism warning, which cautioned Chinese travelers not to go to Nepal.