Kathmandu- Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has planned to conduct tourism training targeting 5,000 people in view of the Nepal Visit Year (2020).
As said by the Board, the training aims to promote the Visit Year, contributing to realise the goal of welcoming two million tourists during the period. Training for taxi and tourist vehicle drivers, home stay operation training in villages, nature guides, Chinese and Russian language, trekking guides, mountain leaders and local tours training will be given to such a number of people who will contribute to making the Year successful.
Likewise immigration service, primary treatment for tourists, Nepali handicrafts making skill, sanitation and health practices, capacity enhancement, proper management and promotion of tourism business, women-focused tourism business and digital marketing and production will be covered by the training package.
Board manager Santosh Kumar Ghimire said those people will represent several tourism-related organisations. The Board has allocated Rs 20 million to conduct the Visit Nepal Year promotional training, but it is, as said by Ghimire, is insufficient.
The Board has planned to come up with other sorts of tourism promotional programmes in coordination with the local levels. Similarly, the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation is preparing to provide additional 5,000 human resources with tourism training.