KATHMANDU, Oct 20: Chinese actress Xu Qing has been appointed as tourism goodwill ambassador for the Visit Nepal Year 2020 campaign, amid a function in Kathmandu on Saturday.
Speaking at the event, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai said: "Nepal has deep relations with China and a personality with such huge fan following is now the face for the campaign."
He added that Nepal will benefit in terms of number of tourists if Qing, who is also renowned in Hollywood, takes the name of Nepal in the events she attends.
Nepal, with the target of welcoming two million tourists is celebrating VNY 2020 campaign throughout 2020. Nepali tourism fraternity is expecting the rise in the number of Chinese tourists after the Chinese President Xi Jinping's recent state visit to Nepal.