Foreign Ministry directs embassies to encourage foreigners to visit Nepal
- Campaigning with the slogan Nepal is safe for tourists
KATHMANDU, July 7
In a bid to promote Nepali tourism in the post-earthquake scenario, all Nepali embassies and diplomatic missions have been directed to launch campaigns to attract foreign tourists.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs recently sent circulars to its all 35 embassies, permanent missions and consulates to organise a series of programmes and events to apprise the people in their receiving and accredited countries that Nepal is safe to visit.
MoFA Spokesperson Tara Prasad Pokhrel told The Himalayan Times that many missions had started organising events and programmes with a view to encourage foreigners to visit Nepal.
Countries such as US, the UK, Germany, France, China, Japan, Thailand and India — from where most tourists visit Nepal — have been given special instructions to work to this effect, officials said.
Following the directive, Nepali missions in Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Japan and India have launched various campaigns.
To promote Nepali Tourism in the post-earthquake scenario, Embassy of Nepal in Thailand and Consulate of Nepal in Singapore jointly organised a tourism promotion programme with the slogan “Nepal is Safe: Visit, Enjoy and Help Nepal” in Singapore last week.
The Embassy had recently organised similar programmes in Bangkok, Phuket of Thailand and Vientiane in Laos. The mission is scheduled to organise another programme in Pattaya, Thailand, on Friday, according to MoFA.
Likewise, the Consulate General of Nepal in Hong Kong organised a seminar titled 'Nepal Tourism: Aftermath of the Earthquake', where tour operators of Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Shenzhen said Nepal was safe.
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