Established in 1994, Ceramic Solutions has excelled at the supply and installation of swimming pool tiles and equipment for the pool and leisure industry, with a focus on the needs of end-users. …read more
Nepal Government prepares action plan for tourism industry recovery
With Nepal having been devastated by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the country on 27th April, the nation’s Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) has prepared Tourism Recovery Action Plan to put its tourism industry back on track.
Witch close to a million overseas visitors travelling to Nepal each year to view the country’s World Heritage sites, UNESCO monuments, countless Buddhist and Hindu temples and majestic mountains, tourism is a major contributor to Nepal’s country.
MoCTCA’s action plan, which has been submitted to Prime Minister Sushil Koirala for approval, includes immediate, mid-term and long term reconstruction, relief and package program for the recovery of tourism industry.
MoCTCA Secretary Suresh Man Shrestha said that the action plan has been prepared to rebuild and rehabilitate cultural heritage sites, tourist areas and trekking trails damaged by the earthquake of 25th April and subsequent aftershocks.
Shrestha said the government has plans for effective promotion of tourism products, which have not been affected by the earthquake, in the international market.
As per the recovery plan, MoCTCA plans to immediately rehabilitate around a dozen trekking trails as a priority, with trails including Dhunche-Gosaikunda-Helambu, Syafrubesi-Langtang-Kyanjin, Larke Pass-Chekampar, Tsum Valley, Kalinchowk-Bigu Gumba-Charikot, Gaurishankar and Lamabagar, Jiri-Khumbu, Annapurna Circuit, Dhaulagiri and Dhorpatan part of the program.
While well known trails in the Himalayan, Langtang, Manaslu and Ghorkha Region may be closed for several months, MoCTCA stress that despite the Avalanche below Mount Everest, the Everest trails is safe to trek, with little impact from the earthquake.
Shrestha commented “the famous Annapurna region has been untouched by the earthquake therefore you can consider planning your trip to the beautiful Pokhara city and even start trekking the Annapurna trails while enjoying the stunning views and breathtaking mountain ranges.
“Most regions are still safe to trek including the Mustang and Dolpa trails, therefore you can consider trekking in these regions in coming days and enjoy your trekking holidays.
“Nepal tourism contributes 10% of GDP and provides jobs to many people of Nepal, who are fully depended on the regular inflow of the tourist.
“The only way you can support Nepal is to go on vacation and spend your much needed money, which will help sustain many lives of those affected by the devastating earthquake.”
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
TJS Services is a leading national facility services provider. We deliver quality cleaning, maintenance, construction and facility management services to over 1,500 sites Australia wide. Our…read more
Ecoline is a highly experienced and skilled company that offers world-first technology in safety, protects the environment and provides a unique and challenging custom-made adventure and educational…read more
TRP help health clubs, leisure centres and gyms across the globe create happy, loyal members through our user-friendly software which enables effective engagement and the delivery exceptional customer…read more
Headquartered in Brisbane with an Australia-wide network of satellite offices, PaySmart is one of Australia’s largest and longest-standing direct debit billing companies. In 1996 we began…read more
Hydrocare Pool Services Pty Ltd offer 30 years of experience in aquatic industry features, products and water treatment. Hydrocare Pools has undertaken water treatment for aquatic centres and…read more
SICO is at the forefront in innovative mobile folding and rolling, space efficient tables, stages, dance floors and many other products which help our customers optimise their use of space. Image…read more
Fitness On Demand™ is a market-leading developer of virtual group fitness products. Our innovative video delivery systems offer robust content and a simple-to-use, comprehensive web app. Fitness…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!