July 4: The Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has started imparting training virtually to the tourism entrepreneurs about the effective implementation of the protocol on precautions and safety measures to be taken while reopening the tourism sector after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Issuing a press statement on Friday, the Board shared that the training was conducted in coordination with the tourism related organisations to enforce the ‘Operational Guideline with Health Protocol for Tourism Sector’ that the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation and NTB had prepared jointly.
NTB CEO Dr Dhananjay Regmi shared that some 600 tourism entrepreneurs would be provided training in the first phase. The protocol includes measures to be taken by the people right from their arrival to their departure as well as by the service providers here.
The protocol also encourages tourism entrepreneurs to do digital marketing to attract tourists in the wake of COVID-19, according to the press statement.
The training was coordinated by Hotel Association of Nepal, Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents, and Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal.
The training would be conducted at the state level in future, according to the NTB.