Rajbiraj, February 16
The Visit Nepal 2020 campaign secretariat for Province 2 has urged stakeholders to take ownership of the campaign to ensure its success.
The VN 2020 secretariat for Province 2 held a meeting here today with tourism stakeholders and local government requesting them to take the ownership of the campaign.
“Saptari district has enough potential to be developed into a religious tourist hub, but lack of ownership has affected the tourism industry in this province,” said Manish Jha, VN 2020 coordinator for Province 2.
He further opined that the stakeholders should not just depend on the government for development and that the tourism entrepreneurs in the province must take initiatives to make the industry more professional and commercial.
“Build tourist standard hotels, provide quality services, keep your areas clean and make it attractive,” he suggested.
“We have several 2,000- to 3,000-year-old religious destinations in this district, but due to our own negligence we are lagging behind,” Jha said. “From building tourism infrastructure to providing quality services, there are a lot of areas where we have to improve.”
He further stressed on the need to develop new destinations rather than simply depending on the government to take the initiative first.
Responding to Jha, Shailesh Chaudhary, president of Hotel Entrepreneurs Association of Province 2, said that lack of quality tourists
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