With only two days left for the beginning of the Visit Nepal Year 2020, various tourism agencies have announced discount offers on their services to encourage foreigners to prolong their stay in Nepal and visit frequently.
The Visit Year being launched with formal programme on January 1 warrants attention and engagement of the people from diverse sectors for its grand success. The inaugural will be attended by the tourism ministers from 10 countries and special guests from various 40 countries.
Hotel Association of Nepal (HAN) decided that some 2,000 hotels including the luxury star hotels affiliated to HAN will provide 30% discount on its services with accommodation facility to about 2.5 million guests. Similarly, Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) with 20% discount, Nepal Association of Rafting Agencies (NARA) with 15% discount and Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA) with 10% discount have come up to assist the national campaign in every way possible. The Homestay Association’s President Keshav Badal informed that those foreign guests choosing homestay would be offered up to 20 per cent discount on lodging and foods. There are more than 600 homestays being run in 57 districts and are associated with the Association.
Nepal Mountaineering Association has also followed the suit to bring in at least 2 million visitors in 2020. Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Nepal Chapter President Bidhutichand Thakur informed that PATA Nepal Chapter was going to organise various promotional events targeting the Visit Nepal Year 2020, one among them being ‘NICE’ event (Nepal, India, China Expo) in February next year. Thamel Development Council will organise promotional events round the year in 2020.