Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has committed to help in capacity building of hoteliers across the country.

During the conclusion of a two-day training on Hospitality Management organised by the NTB and the Federation of Hotel Entrepreneurs Nepal (FHEN) here today, NTB CEO Dhananjay Regmi said that the board is always concerned about skill development of the hotel tourism stakeholders so that they can provide better services.

He said that the board will assist the federation in capacity building of tourism workers. He further said that the small- and medium-sized hotels should focus on providing quality services and upgrading the standards of their establishments.

As foreign tourist arrivals is yet to rebound and domestic tourism has been booming recently, the small and medium hotels can play a significant role in promoting domestic tourism, he added.

The board has provided training to 120 entrepreneurs from all the districts of the seven provinces. During the closing ceremony, FHEN President Hiradev Shah said that there are about 81,000 small and medium hotels across the country and these hotels would play an important role in domestic tourism but only if the government prioritised them.

He said that the federation is ready to enhance the service quality of the hotels and the capacity of the entrepreneurs and the government should also support their effort. He further said that the government should pour in more investment in regulating and facilitating small and medium hotels of the country.

A version of this article appears in the print on April 6, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.