Nepal | October 01, 2020

Vaidya named coordinator of ‘Visit Nepal 2020’ campaign

Himalayan News Service
Share Now:

Kathmandu, November 2

The government today named industrialist Suraj Vaidya as the coordinator of the ‘Visit Nepal 2020’ tourism promotional campaign.

Amid the tourism fraternity criticising the government for delaying the appointment of the campaign’s coordinator and not making the campaign’s secretariat proactive, the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) appointed Vaidya to lead the tourism campaign for the next three years.

Vaidya is the chairman of Vaidya’s Organisation of Industries and Trading Houses (VOITH) and former president of the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry. Similarly, he is also the former president of SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SAARC CCI).

After two similar mega tourism campaigns in 1998 and 2011, the ‘Visit Nepal 2020’ campaign is more ambitious with a target to bring in two million tourists annually by 2020. However, the slow preparations for the campaign by the government, including the delay in appointing the national coordinator of the campaign had worried the tourism stakeholders.

Tourism entrepreneurs Karna Shakya and Yogendra Shakya were coordinators of such tourism events in 1998 and 2011, respectively.

Ghanashyam Upadhyay, spokesperson for MoCTCA, said that the national coordinator is the leadership post of the ‘Visit Nepal 2020’ campaign with executive power. “It is now up to the national coordinator and his team to adopt and implement best possible measures to make the tourism campaign grand and successful,” he said.

Meanwhile, Vaidya said that he will work together with all the stakeholders to make the event successful and also make it a milestone for tourism development in Nepal.

The government has so far finalised half a dozen international tourism events to be held in Nepal in 2020 and initiatives to train 10,000 human resources across Nepal for the event. It has also launched tourism promotion portals in various languages, including Hindi and Mandarin, among others.


A version of this article appears in print on November 03, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.

Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

In Pursuit of Onions!

Kathmandu, September 28 People queuing without maintaining safe distancing to buy onions at NRs. 60 per kg at the Nepal Food Corporation at Thapathali in Kathmandu on Monday. Photo: Naresh Shrestha/THT Read More...

Body of missing youth found partly devoured by tiger in Rautahat forest

RAUTAHAT: Security personnel in a search operation found body of a youth who had gone missing in a forest in Chandrapur Municipality-6 of Rautahat district. The Nepal Police and Armed Police Force personnel found the body partly devoured by a wild animal in Tildhare forest, four kilometres south Read More...

Symbolic street-drama in support of Dr Govinda KC

KATHMANDU, SEPTEMBER 30 Shilpee Theater performs a symbolic protest street drama on Wednesday in support of Dr Govinda KC, the 63-year-old orthopedic surgeon who is on his fast-unto-death hunger strike at Teaching Hospital, seeking reforms in the medical sector for the 19th time. Photo: Skanda Ga Read More...

common cold

Do we have pre-existing immunity to Covid-19?

KATHMANDU: People who have contracted the common or seasonal cold in the past may be immune to the coronavirus infection, a study suggests. In a study published in the journal mBio, it indicated that the COVID-19 causing SARS-CoV-2 induce memory B cells, which are long-lived immune cells that det Read More...

Man United beat Brighton again, Calvert-Lewin hat-trick

LONDON: Manchester United earned their second win over Brighton & Hove Albion in five days as they booked a place in the League Cup quarter-finals with a 3-0 win at the Amex Stadium on Wednesday. It was much more comfortable for United than Saturday's dramatic last-gasp 3-2 league Read More...

SC hearing against Gautam’s nomination to NA begins

KATHMANDU, SEPTEMBER 30 Constitutional bench of the Supreme Court today began hearing in the case filed against Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Vice-chair Bamdev Gautam’s nomination to the National Assembly. Lawyers representing petitioners, Senior Advocate Dinesh Tripathi and Advocate Badri Raj Read More...

Swindling racket busted, eight members arrested

KATHMANDU, SEPTEMBER 30 Police have nabbed eight persons who were involved in swindling money from people on the pretext of exchanging foreign currency at a rate lower than the market rate. The police came to know about the large scale business of the racketeers and their notorious history fol Read More...

National Examinations Board (NEB) Nepal

Govt still undecided on Grade XII examinations

KATHMANDU, SEPTEMBER 30 Though various alternatives for conducting the stalled exams have been recommended, the government has failed to take a decision to hold Grade XII examinations. The National Examination Board had suggested the government if holding examinations inside classrooms was not Read More...