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Tourism entrepreneurs from Pokhara, Bangladesh to work together


Nepalnews
2021 Nov 19, 10:56, Gandaki
A view of Phewa Lake and Lakeside from Sarangkot in Pokhara Metropolitan City-18, Kaski district, on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. Photo: RSS

Tourism entrepreneurs from Pokhara and Bangladesh have discussed the ways to deepen their cooperation for tourism partnership by working to recover tourism activities that has faced a huge blow after the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, a team of tourism entrepreneurs and media persons from Bangladesh is in Pokhara to visit at the invitation of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Nepal.

At an interaction programme on Thursday in Pokhara, the speakers said that a good message would spread in the tourism sector if the tourism fraternity worked in partnership despite heavy impacts on this sector due to COVID-19.

On the occasion, Executive Member of PATA Nepal Tikaram Sapkota said that partnership among the neighbouring countries was an utmost need to recover after the pandemic.

Sapkota also shared that some 26,000 Bangladeshi tourists used to visit Nepal annually before the COVID-19 outbreak. Likewise, Chair of PATA Bangladesh Shahid Hamid said that Nepal's beauty is spellbinding for tourists and it is an attractive destination for Bangladeshi tourists for sightseeing.

Likewise, Chief of Nepal Tourism Board, Pokhara Office, Kashiraj Bhandari said that tourism partnership would benefit both the countries. There are altogether 18 members including office-bearers of PATA Bangladesh, tourism entrepreneurs and media persons in the team from Bangladesh. 

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