Hoteliers seek conducive tourism environment

Kathmandu, December 18

Entrepreneurs of the hotel industry have said that the next government should give high priority to maintain conducive tourism environment in the country.

Meeting former prime minister and Chairman of CPN-UML KP Sharma Oli here today, officials of the Hotel Association Nepal (HAN) highlighted the current scenario and future of tourism in the new context.

On the occasion, Amar Man Shakya, president of HAN, informed that the hospitality industry today is optimistic on tourism growth in the country with expectations of political stability in the country and socio-economic prosperity through stable government.

“The tourism environment in the country is slowly improving and flow of tourists has been increasing gradually. Hoteliers are committed to work together with the new government to further improve tourism environment and take Nepal’s tourism industry to the next level,” said Shakya.

Similarly, Yogendra Shakya, former president of HAN, stressed on importance of conducive and peaceful working environment in tourism sector. He reiterated that in tourism, and especially in hotel industry, there must be cordial and productive relations between employers and employees and urged Oli to place high priority on bettering work environment and relations.

Likewise, Shreejana Rana, first vice-president of HAN, explained that hotels need huge investment and urged CPN-UML chair to promote and provite security of investment in hotel industry.

Meanwhile, former PM Oli said that economic development will be the first priority of CPN-UML and governments to be formed in future. He also urged hoteliers to inject more investment in tourism and assured that the government will do the needful to safeguard investments in the country.