Pokhara Witnesses High-Profile Visits for World Tourism Day

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Pokhara Witnesses High-Profile Visits for World Tourism Day

September 27: Ambassadors and diplomats from different countries have arrived in Pokhara at the invitation of Gandaki Province government on the occasion of the World Tourism Day.    
Secretary at the Ministry of Tourism, Industry, Commerce and Supplies Gyanendra Poudel, Chairperson of Pokhara Tourism Council Gopi Bahadur Bhattarai and others welcomed the diplomats at Pokhara Airport on the eve of the World Tourism Day on Sunday.    
The officials have confirmed the arrival of diplomats from Qatar, the UAE, Finland, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Germany and other countries to mark the World Tourism Day on September 27.    
Likewise, Secretary General of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and chiefs of other diplomatic missions are also in the team.    
Secretary Poudel said that the ongoing visit of the diplomats is believed to spread positive messages to recover and promote tourism business.    
Likewise, Bhattarai said that the visit of diplomats has added excitement to the tourism fraternity in Pokhara.    
This visit would give the message that Pokhara is open to tourists and the trip is aimed at giving message that Pokhara is a safe destination to the tourists for visit, Bhattarai added.    
In honour of the visiting diplomats, the Gandaki Province Government organised a dinner reception on Sunday. On Monday, the diplomats are scheduled to visit cultural and natural heritages in and around Pokhara and go for a short hiking.    
The diplomats are also scheduled to join the street festival at Lakeside in Pokhara. --RSS        

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