KATHMANDU: Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) organized an interaction and brainstorming session titled ‘Role of NRNA for Promoting Nepalese Tourism’ Tourism Promotion on 7th November, 2022 at its office at Baluwatar, Kathmandu.
The program was chaired by NRNA Executive President Ms Rabina Thapa and attended by presidents and representatives of tourism organizations.
Mr Som Sapkota, spokesperson of Non-Residential Nepali Association and chair of Tourism Promotion Committee said that promotion of Nepal’s tourism sector should now be done through digital means. Presenting a digital slides of overall spectrum of tourism and NRNA’s engagement, he urged all people to join hands to brand Nepal globally.
Chair of Europe Nepal Chamber of Commerce for Tourism Mr Dipesh Man Shaya joining in virtual presentation highlighted overall activities of ENCCT and future roadmap of tourism promotion in Europe to attract more tourist to Nepal.
HAN Senior VP Mr Binayak Shah expressed his full commitment to foster tourism and hospitality with collaborative approach. He also highlighted to brand Nepalese Cuisine and sought help of the NRNA community for the same. Likewise, NTB director Mr Laxman Gautam underscored the importance of concerted effort for yielding result in terms of number and quality in the domain of tourism industry in Nepal. NATHM ED Mr Rajesh Uprety stressed on the need to preparing students for internal retention for which all should prioritize NATHM, a leader of tourism and hospitality academia in Nepal.
Various stakeholders took part at a discussion session and commented on the theme of the program were President of NARA Mr Shiva Adhikari, SOTTO President Mr Narayan Parajuli, VITOF President Mr Gopal Thapa, REBAN President Mr Araniko Rajbhandari, President of Chef Association of Nepal Mr Shyam Lama, Ms Sarita Lama from TAAN among others. Likewise, Ms Pawana Shrestha also requested to form a separate aviation committee as connectivity is pivotal for tourism industry.
NRNA ICC Presidents, ENCCT Executive Members and various representatives of Nepali diaspora spoke on the paramount importance of tourism in Nepal who shared their expertise and knowledge at the forum.
Concluding the event, chair of the program Ms Rabina Thapa, NRNA Executive President, thanked one and all for their valuable presence at the program with meaningful discussion to promote tourism for the nation.
She stressed on the need to find ways on bettering existing service and also pleaded full support of NRNA in promoting tourism. The book on Food written by NRNA president Ms Thapa was also unveiled on the occasion.
The program was organized in collaboration with Global Accreditation Council and Moonlight Television.