June 23. Pokhara,The two-day discussion jointly organised by the Development Committee under the Legislature-Parliament and the Ministry of the Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation concluded here on Monday issuing a 51-point declaration.
The ‘Pokhara Declaration -2072’ stresses on collaborating with international media for conveying the message that the country is safe for tourism as well as for publicizing photos and other promos related to tourism sector in the international markets.
Similarly, the declaration emphasizes on promotion of tourism by establishing tourism desks at the Nepali embassies in different countries and NRN offices, reconstruction of the quake-damaged trekking routes by the Trekking Agents Association of Nepal with the support of donor agencies, expediting the construction of regional international airport at Bhairahawa and Pokhara soon, among others.
The declaration likewise underscores the need of developing and promoting Lomanthang, Lumbini, Phewa Lake and Rara Lake (Luluphera) tourist circuit and many other tourism and religious places, facilitating the arrangement for operating tourist bus service throughout the country unhindered and amending the necessary laws related to tourism for reviving the tourism sector that has been hit by the April 25 Gorkha Earthquake and the many aftershocks.