The Acting CEO of NTB has requested the Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA) and Hotel Association Nepal (HAN) to make tour packages, targeting domestic tourists.
The NTB made the request after the government, through the recently announced budget, made it mandatory for public enterprises and Class ´A´ and ´B´ banks and financial institutions that are in profit to introduce paid holiday for their employees.
Addressing the officials of travel trade associations, Subash Nirola, acting CEO of NTB, said it is necessary for Nepal´s tourism industry to keep pace with the marketing shift with innovative plans and programs.
“There is the need of a long term strategy. That is why we have requested travel trade associations to come up with their annual marketing and promotional plans with strong reasons so that it would be easier for NTB to see the avenues where it can fit in,” said Nirola.