With Visit Nepal 2020 just around the corner, Nepal Tourism Board is all set to launch the campaign in the country amidst the presence of various international tourism ministers on 1 January.
The campaign’s official launch in Sydney as well as other international cities, however, will be held on 7 January. Extensive discussions have been held to host special programs for the campaign’s launch in Sydney.
The Nepali Embassy in Canberra will host the inaugural ceremony in coordination with the Offices of Consulate General, NRN Australia, Nepal Tourism Board and local organizations of Australia. Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Bhattarai, has also been invited at the inaugural ceremony in Sydney. His presence, however, has yet to be confirmed.
At an interaction held in Sydney with the objective to make Visit Nepal 2020 successful, Vice-president of NRN Australia, Dev Gurung, urged coordination from all sides so as to make the campaign a grand success. Similarly on the occasion, Nepali Consulate General to New South Wales, Deepak Khadka, said that nothing is impossible if all sectors move ahead in coordination and with positivity.
Meanwhile, Nepali Ambassador to Australia as well as chief guest at the program, Mahesh Raj Dahal, informed about the preparations in regard to the inaugural ceremony to be hosted in Sydney. Dahal was of the view that extensive interactions should be held to make Visit Nepal 2020 a successful campaign.
Representatives from several local organizations that attended the program expressed their commitment for coordination, and suggested that services at the Immigration Department in Nepal should be eased in order to encourage more visitors.
The interaction was attended by central vice-president of NRN, Mana KC, women coordinator, Bhoma Limbu, and Oceania Regional coordinator, Hom Pandey, among others.
Meanwhile, President of NRN Australia, Keshab Kandel, informed about the plans and preparations being made in coordination with offices of consulate general and tourism board to make the campaign a grand success in Melbourne. “We are working on plans and preparations to promote Visit Nepal 2020 campaign all across Australia,” he said.
“The campaign will surely be successful with everybody’s participation and corporation.”
Every year, at least 33,000 tourists from across the globe visit Nepal and the number is ever increasing. The Nepali Diaspora in Australia is hopeful that an agreement towards conducting direct flights between Nepal and Australia could open up new horizons in the tourism industry.