In accordance to the governments ambitious Vision 2020 campaign to boost annual tourist arrivals to 2 million slowing down, the private sector has joined forces to give it a shot in the arm,? The Travel trade associations like Hotel Association Nepal (HAN), Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA), Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Nepal Association of Tour Operators (NATO)? and Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) forged a pact on? Wednesday Oct 18, 2014 to pursue the campaign jointly.
The Vision 2020 campaign is an important event for Nepals tourism, but the government has been conducting the preparations at crawling speed. In this scenario, we have decided that we need to make early preparations from our side.
At a time when the countrys tourism promotional body the Nepal Tourism Board has not been able to perform its duties efficiently, the government should be more serious about attaining the goal, Shah said. The tourism board has not been able to name a chief executive officer for the last three years.