In the initiation of NATTA, a joint Press Meet was held on 16th July 2020 with the coordination of tourism umbrella associations at Baluwatar Palace.
In the Press Meet, Tourism associations together have demanded the government to allow the resumption of domestic flights from August 1 and international flights from August 15.
Issuing a joint press statement tourism stakeholders sought the government permission to resume the aviation business, which is considered the pivot of the overall tourism businesses. Along with allowing the international flights, stakeholders have also demanded the government to open the border points from mid-August.
Tourism sector is among the hardest-hit ones since the government enforced the lockdown on March 24. Although the government eased the lockdown from June 10, most of the tourism outlets such as hotels, resorts, homestays, flights and transport means are completely shut till date that risked the employment of millions of people and billions of investment made in the sector.
Allowing operation of tourism transport services through implementing health safety measures and taking initiatives to resume the market, services and destinations for tourists are among the demands of the tourism associations.
Previously, NATTA had been in several meetings with the tourism associations, Domestic and International Airlines and concerned organizations to have the discussion and take suggestions among stakeholders to appeal Government in the resume of all the services taking safety measures.
Together with the tourism associations; NATTA, HAN, TAAN, NMA, NTVA, SOTTO, NATO, NARA and TBAN on 3rd July 2020, submitted a Demand Letter compiled with the Recommendations and Suggestions to resume the Services to Hon’ble Tourism Minister of MoCTCA, Mr. Yogesh Bhattarai.