Home stay to retain tourists

Kathmandu, January 23

The denizens of Patan Durbar Square have been requested to establish home stay service to retain tourists in the area for longer period of time.

Speaking at a one-day event organised by Lalitpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Lalitpur today, stakeholders suggested to residents of Patan that the establishment of home stay facilities could help attract more tourists.

Representatives of 42 Tole Sudhar Samiti (locality improvement committee) and civil society took part in the event that highlighted the need to manage a three-day home stay scheme so that tourists could visit a maximum number of heritages and cultural sites while also observing the local traditional practices.

On the occasion, tourism expert Surendra Bhakta Pradhananga said the home stay service will have a significant impact on Patan’s tourism and promotion of Patan Durbar Square.

The major attractions of Patan are Patan Museum and Krishna Temple, among other cultural architectures.

Home stay service offers a unique experience of living with the local population and carefully selected hosts. The facility has been gaining popularity in many tourist destinations in the country of late.