KATHMANDU, Dec 27: At least three umbrella organizations in the tourism sector have come out with statements concerning the government’s controversial decision to extend the lease of Gokarna Forest Resort, which is owned by Yeti Holdings, for another 25 years. The statements of all three organizations – Nepal Mountaineering Association, Everest Sumitters’ Association and Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents – is almost the same.

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.

CHITWAN, June 21: Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun has stressed the need for promoting the tourism sector for the development of the whole country.