As Visit Nepal Year 2020 is nearly our door, various tourism agencies have announced discount offers. The agencies have done so in order to make prolonged stay of the internal and external foreigners in the country.
The Visit Nepal 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.
According to the first Vice-Chairperson of HAN (Hotel Association of Nepal), Binayak Shah, HAN has announced to provide a 30 percent discount on its services. He made commitment to provide quality service to the foreign tourists. There are some 2,000 hotels including the luxury star hotels affiliated to HAN in Nepal, which can accommodate 2.5 million guests.
Similarly, Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) shared that it is launching various promotional activities providing 20 percent discount on its service. On the other hand, Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA) has also announced a concession of 10 percent to the service seekers on the occasion of Visit Nepal 2020.
NATA President CN Pandey shared that those customers who purchase tour packages through NATA-associated travel agencies shall be provided 10 percent discount in its services.
Similarly, Nepal Association of Rafting Agencies (NARA) President Ganga Prasad Nepal shared that NARA has announced 15 percent discount for rafting and other water-related adventure sports to the foreign visitors during Nepal Visit 2020.
Like wise, Nepal Mountaineering Association has also followed the suit so as to aid in the government’s campaign to bring in at least 2 million visitors in 2020. 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. More than 600 homestays are being operated in 57 districts in Nepal.
Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Nepal Chapter President Bidhuti chand Thakur informed that PATA Nepal Chapter is going to organize various promotional events targeting the Visit Nepal 2020, one among them being ‘NICE’ event (Nepal, India, China Expo) in February next year.
Thamel Development Council will also organize promotional events round the year in 2020.