Nepal celebrates 34th World Tourism Day with the aim to promote water tourism in Nepal. This year’s theme celebration “Tourism and Water: Protecting Our Common Future” is focused on raising awareness on usability of water resources. Given the water and electricity scarcity in Nepal, the theme is pertinent with the need of the hour on improving energy efficiency and using renewable energy technologies.
Throughout this month, various tourism and environmental organizations have explored ways to enhance tourism through available water resources in Nepal. Bagmati River Cleaning Campaign among one of such efforts has been well received and appreciated by locals. A large number of volunteers also joined this initiative.
Nepal Association of Rafting Agents (NARA) organized rafting on Trishuli River on September 25 as part of its efforts to promote water tourism. They are also organizing clean-up program and rafting in Trishuli and Bhotekoshi rivers today.
As every year, Nepal Tourism Boards will be welcoming tourists entering the country through Tribhuwan International Airport and other entry points. Member hotels of Hotel Association of Nepal (HAN) will provide 25 percent discount on food to all tourists.
The Hotel Association of Nepal, Nepal Association of Rafting Agents, Nepal Mountaineering Association, Thamel Tourism Development Committee, Restaurant and Bar Association of Nepal, Tour Guide Association of Nepal, Nepal Tourist Vehicle Association, Trekking and Tour Operators Association of Nepal, Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents, and Journalists’ Association for Tourism Nepal are some of the associations which will organise various programmes to mark the 34th World Tourism Day.
Awareness rallies, clean up campaigns, street festival, cultural programs are being organized in the districts and in the capital. Kathmandu Metropolitan City will allow free entry to foreign tourists visiting Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan and Bhaktapur will also be holding several programs.
More information on programs in Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur.
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