April 26: The Nepal Association of Tours and Travel Agents (NATTA) has expressed concerns regarding the government’s decision to increase the airport service charges.
Issuing a statement on Monday, NATTA President Ramesh Thapa objected to the government's decision to increase the airport tariff to Rs 3,000 per passenger.
“This is likely to adversely affect the tourism business, which is gradually on the rise following the COVID-19 pandemic,” the state-owned national news agency RSS quoted Thapa as saying.
The NATTA is an umbrella organization of tourism entrepreneurs in the country. The association has demanded immediate reversal of the government's decision. It has also urged the government to take such decisions in coordination with the stakeholders.