To be able to rediscover its lost glory on the international tourism front after unfortunate mishaps, including the worst earthquake of 2015, Nepal Tourism is going to be celebrating 2020 as the Visit Nepal Year.
After 2011, this is the second time in the decade that Nepal is embarking on a serious program to promote its tourism spectacle to the travel world through Visit Nepal campaign.
Among the goals of the year-long campaign, the Tourism Board of Nepal hopes to double its current inbound of 1 .2 million by the end of December 2020.
Declaring the broad objectives of the campaign at an event in Delhi, Deepak Raj Joshi, CEO, Nepal Tourism Board, declared that India both as a close neighbor and the quickest growing outbound travel market is important for its tourism development, and therefore it is important to engage the travel industry in India and seek support to grow together. He said that travelers today are searching for easy to travel destinations and Nepal fits the bill with accessibility. Nepal can offer many experiences to visitors in one vacation, he added.
“Through the Visit Nepal campaign, the Tourism Board would be attempting to break the stereotypes about Nepal and would be showcasing the entire gamut of products which is accessible to explore the country from tradition to adventure and from spiritual to wildlife and gastronomy,” he said. The CEO declared that they will organize an array of occasions both in key cities in India along with bordering towns like Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi, Patna, etc., to promote and showcase the destination in the run-up to 2020.