KATHMANDU, SEPTEMBER 26
Addressing the launch ceremony, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai appreciated the private sector for coming together to foster collaborative efforts towards tourism recovery and invited the task force to jointly work with the governments at local, provincial and federal levels.
A domestic tourism promotion campaign #DeshDarshan was also launched by Minister Bhattarai, as per a media release.
During the programme, Secretary of Ministry of Tourism Kedar Bahadur Adhikari launched a training manual of the ‘Empowering Rural Destinations’ campaign, which is an initiative by TRTF-Nepal to train and build the capacity of rural destinations with new safety protocols, and food safety and hygiene for community health.
A dedicated website www. trtfnepal.com also went live from today and series of thematic webinars and programmes are in line to support the recovery campaign.
TRTF-Nepal is a joint initiative by PATA Nepal Chapter and SKAL Nepal, which has brought together industry veterans, professionals, and leading global tourism organisations as ‘advisors’, the prominent tourism associations in Nepal as ‘associational patrons’, the key agencies or organisations working in safety and security concerns of travellers as ‘health and safety patrons’ and the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) as ‘industry patron’ to intensify the collective efforts for tourism recovery.
Deepak R Joshi, former CEO of NTB, is the coordinator of the TRTF-Nepal. Khem Lakai, treasurer and HCD-coordinator for PATA Nepal Chapter will be the spokesperson while the secretariat of the task force will be handled by PATA Nepal CEO Suresh Singh Budal.
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