Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has formed a task force aiming to revive the tourism industry. Under the coordination of Dr. Dhananjay Regmi, CEO of NTB, Tourism Revival Taskforce (TRTF) was formed on September 08 which includes representatives from tourism associations, government bodies and other stakeholders.
The taskforce comprises presidents of six different tourism associations including NATTA President Mr. Achyut Guragain, former CEO of NTB Deepak Raj Joshi, and Mr. Rajan Pokhrel, Director General of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN). Similarly, as tourism experts, the task force has included NATTA Past President and Chairperson of Hotel Dwarika Mrs. Ambica Shrestha, President of Temple Tiger Group Mr. Basanta Mishra, Managing Director of Buddha Air Mr. Birendra Bahadur Basnet, Former CEO of NTB Mr. Prachanda Man Shrestha and Executive Director of Yeti Airlines Mr. Sonam Sherpa.
The task force has to prepare separate strategic plans for travel, hotel and civil aviation sectors prioritising health safety of both service providers and service seekers also to motivate entrepreneurs and workers who have become demotivated due to the current situation.