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Kathmandu: A workshop on ‘China’s Outbound Tourism : How to develop Nepal as a preferred destination for Chinese Travellers’,  and Chinese Tourist Welcome (CTW) Training Program concluded here today focusing on providing quality services to the Chinese tourists visiting Nepal.

Entrepreneurs representing different travel agencies participated in the workshop and training on China’s outbound tourism issues.

Earlier,tourism entrepreneurs and Nepal government officials stressed on new strategies and efforts to attract Chinese tourists to Nepal keeping in view the latest move of the two countries to promote tourism.

Speaking at a inaugural session of the workshop on ‘China’s Outbound Tourism : How to develop Nepal as a preferred destination for Chinese Travellers’, various speakers emphasized on delivering quality services to the Chinese tourists visiting Nepal’.

On the occasion, Founder and Director of China Outbound Tourism Research Institute (COTRI) Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Georg Arlt highlighted on different trends of Chinese outbound tourism.

‘As Chinese tourists are more educated and interested to explore new tourism products, Nepal should focus on providing quality services and local hospitality ,’Dr. Wolfgang Arlt added.

He said that Nepal could benefit a lot from Chinese tourists, as China is a very important and big tourism market for Nepal.

Director General of Department of Tourism (DoT) Govinda Bahadur Karki informed that the coordination committee meeting for the promotion of tourism between Nepal and Tibet , China  to be held in February or March will expedite various measures to promote tourism between the two countries including opening up three border points and  Kathmandu- Lhasa bus service.

Deepak Raj Joshi, CEO of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), stressed on providing organic hospitality to attract more tourists from China , a big tourism source market for Nepal.

DB Limbu, President of NATTA, DB Limbu,General Secretary Mihika Dhakhwa and NATTA CEO Dr. Hari Sarmah stressed on concerted efforts and programs to lure 250 thousand Chinese tourists in 2016 in Nepal.

Nepal government decided to waive off visa fee for Chinese nationals with the objective of attracting more tourists from China, one of the top tourist generating country in the world. A total of 123,805 Chinese tourists visited Nepal in 2014.

Nepal Association of Tour & Travel Agents (NATTA) organized the workshop and Chinese Tourist Welcome (CTW) Training Program with support of SAMARTH-NMDP on January 3-4 ,2015.

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