KATHMANDU, March 8: Tourism entrepreneurs have asked the government to provide them with 50% waiver in taxes due to the slowdown in the tourism business as the widespread outbreak of coronavirus continues to affect tourist arrivals in the country.
We were expecting two million tourists to visit Nepal this year but it looks like we might not reach the target due to the outbreak of coronavirus in China and various other countries. Even before the Visit Nepal Year 2020 campaign was officially launched, tourism entrepreneurs had serious doubts about attracting two million tourists due to inadequate tourism infrastructure in our country.
POKHARA, Feb 26: The Bengal Travel Mart (BTM), one of the biggest tourist fair in India organized a meeting with tourism entrepreneurs of various countries regarding the problem faced in the tourism sector worldwide. According to tourism entrepreneurs, the meeting discussed the outbreak of coronavirus in China which has affected the tourism industry.
BHAIRAHAWA, Feb 5: The widespread outbreak of coronavirus in China has affected the tourism industry in Nepal. Advance booking and hotel packages are being canceled by Chinese tourists due to the outbreak of coronavirus.
SURKHET, Dec 21: Hotel entrepreneurs and other businesspersons in Karnali have shown their eagerness to invest in the tourism sector in the region, given conducive environment. They have demanded security of their investment and basic facilities and infrastructures in place.
POKHARA, Sept 18: Tourism entrepreneurs in Pokhara are worried about the spread of dengue in the city during the peak tourist season. The entrepreneurs' nightmare has turned into reality after some foreign tourists cancelled their Pokhara visit in view of the rising cases of dengue. Businesspersons have urged the government to take adequate measures against dengue to make the people feel safe. They have also asked the media not to leave the people panicked by 'misinforming about the disease'.