KATHMANDU: Korea Tours and Trekking Operator Association of Nepal (KTTOAN) on Tuesday organised a one-day training on Korean etiquette, high altitude sickness, first-aid, and rescue for guides and assistant guides from its member travel and trekking agencies at Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) in Kathmandu.
The event was jointly inaugurated by Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Nepal Park Young-sik, Chief Executive Officer of NTB Deepak Raj Joshi and KTTOAN President Amar Bahadur Shahi. The training was supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea.
Addressing the programme, Korean envoy Park said, “The number of Korean tourists visiting Nepal would exceed 37,000 in this fiscal year. He expressed optimism that the training would help ensure the safety of tourists in Nepal.”
“To attract more Korean tourists, who visit Nepal mostly for trekking, accommodation facilities and food should be upgraded,” envoy Park added.
Similarly, Joshi said that NTB was always ready to work together with KTTOAN for tourism promotion as Korea is a major market for Nepal.
Likewise, KTTOAN President Shahi hoped that the training would help to minimise the risk of casualties and ensure safe travel in Nepal.
The event was run by the treasurer of KTTOAN Nawang Ngima Sherpa and training was conducted by Ho Choul Lee, Tuli Gurung, Lal Prasad Bhattarai, Dr Sanjay Karki, Dr Abhijeep Adhikari and Arjun Paudyal.