A discussion programme was held on July 8 at the VNY Secretariat in Kaiser Mahal, Kathmandu among the heads of various Travel Trade Associations and the PISC members of Visit Nepal Year 2020 on the product development of destinations identified as Lifetime Experiences under the campaign.

President of TAAN and PISC member, Nava Raj Dahal made a presentation on the 27 identified destinations covering all provinces of the country. The identification and development of new tourism destinations has been given priority by the government to enhance economic activity and create livelihoods in different parts of the country.

The destination development program is an integral aspect of the national budget and is expected to facilitate investment and expand tourism to remote corners of the country even as it creates infrastructure and adequate facilities in those areas.

At the interaction, the upcoming budget for the national campaign was also discussed. Some of the key programs for the upcoming year were deliberated and representatives of the trade associations who are experts in their areas and stakeholders of the tourism industry were invited to collaborate and provide feedback for the successful implementation of the Visit Nepal Year 2020.

The meeting was presided by Nandini Thapa Lahe, Member Secretary of PISC, VNY Secretariat. Nepal Tourism Board CEO, Deepak Raj Joshi was also present.