Kathmandu, August 25:
Tourism experts today stressed the role of the journalists and the media in promoting the countryâ€™s tourism. Efforts must be taken to enhance the countryâ€™s image in the international market, they said. â€œWe should counter Nepalâ€™s negative image in the world with positive promotion. For this, journalistsâ€™ help is required in this age of media,â€ said Tourism Secretary Sushil Jung Rana. He was speaking at the inaugural session of the â€˜Skill development workshop on tourism journalismâ€™ organised by the Journalists in Nepalese Tourism and Nepal Tourism Board.
Likewise, Shanker Koirala, joint-secretary at the Tourism Ministry said journalists have an important role in promoting various destinations. â€œJournalists can even give suggestions to government authorities in chalking out policies,â€ he said. Consolidated efforts must be taken to enhance the countryâ€™s image since itsâ€™ negative perception outside Nepal is a major problem, said Tek Bahadur Dangi, chief executive officer at the NTB.