Nepal participates in BIMSTEC Tour Operators meeting
Kathmandu: Tour operators of BIMSTEC countries have decided to strengthen mutual cooperation to develop tourism in the member countries.
The first meeting of Network of BIMSTEC Tour Operators, concluded in New Delhi on Saturday, discussed various issues and problems concerning travel and tourism.
BIMSTEC Tour Operators discussed issues of preparing a common tour package, setting up hospitality desk at the airports of all member states, visa procedures for citizens of member states to increase travel , according to Acting Director General of Department of Tourism Durga Dutta Dhakal .
Acting DG Dhakal , President of Nepal Association of Tour Operators (NATO), promoter of Buddhist Circuits Bikram Pandey , MD of Natraj Tours Shikhar Prasai and Laxmi Sharma participated in the BIMSTEC meeting . The next meeting of Network of BIMSTEC Tour Operators will be held in Sri Lanka.
The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) , established in 1997 , is a regional organization comprising seven member states lying in the littoral and adjacent areas of the Bay of Bengal constituting a contiguous regional unity.
It constitutes seven member states: five from South Asia, including Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and two from Southeast Asia, including Myanmar and Thailand.
The BIMSTEC region is home to around 1.5 billion people which constitute around 22% of the global population with a combined gross domestic product (GDP) of 2.7 trillion economy according to BIMSTEC secretariat.
July 8, 2017
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