In association with
Logo Logo Logo

Agreement inked for equal airfare for foreigners as Nepali

(File: Passengers leaving for Tribhuvan International Airport on Monday. Domestic flights have resumed on Monday following a government ban and ban on the corona virus. Kathmandu, 21 September, 2020. Photo: Roshan Sapkota, RSS)

KATHMANDU:- The Tourism Revitalization Steering Committee has inked an agreement with Buddha Airlines Pvt Ltd and Yeti Airlines to provide a discount in the airfare to foreign tourists as Nepalis to attract more and more external tourists.
The Committee formed in chairmanship of Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Prem Bahadur Ale entered the agreement with the private airlines to ensure a concession in the domestic airfare for foreigners.
Foreigners traveling by air within Nepal had been paying nearly a double fare that Nepalis paid for the air ticket for the domestic routes due to the policy.
There were growing grievances among the foreigners traveling Nepal that they were charged more than the locals for airfare and they should be charged the same rate as the Nepalis. The policy was introduced by the then Royal Nepal Airlines Corporation.
Likewise, the Hotel Association of Nepal decided to provide the foreign tourists a discount upto 20 per cent in hotel rooms in a bid to revive the tourism hit hard by COVID-19 pandemic.
Committee coordinator Rajaram Giri shared, ‘We have inked an agreement with two private airlines to offer a discount to foreigners in airfare. We have taken forward the same proposal with other private airlines too and they are positive about it too.
Furthermore, the Committee has appealed with the agencies concerned to coordinate and collaboration with the stakeholders to identify new prospects for tourism sectors and enable invest-friendly atmosphere in this sector.
The Committee has requested the COVID-19 Crisis Management Centre to simplify and amend the travel criteria put in place by the government for the passengers traveling in and out of Nepal considering the decreasing rate of COVID-19 infection in the country and around the world.

For Indian tourists travelling by land:- 72 hours (-ve) C-19 report, CCMC form and Antigen Test at entry point

For Indian tourists travelling by land:- 72 hours (-ve) C-19 report, CCMC form and Antigen Test at entry point

Comment here !
Related News

By Janak Shrestha, LAMJUNG:- The Annapurna Circuit, a trek within the mountain ranges of Nepal, has received decreasing number of

KATHMANDU:- Nima Nuru Sherpa has been elected as the president of Nepal Mountaineering Association. According to the final results announced

KATHMANDU:- The wide-body A-330 aircraft has successfully completed the ‘operational performance test flight’ today at Bhairahawa-based Gautam Buddha International Airport

By Ramesh Lamsal, KATHMANDU:- So far, 176 aspiring mountaineers have obtained permit for Sagarmatha (Mt Everest) expedition this spring and


Headlines
Information for Indian tourists travelling by land:- 72 hours (-) C-19 report, CCMC form and Antigen Test at entry point
Information for Indian tourists travelling by land:- 72 hours (-) C-19 report, CCMC form and Antigen Test at entry point
Information for Indian tourists travelling by land:- 72 hours (-) C-19 report, CCMC form and Antigen Test at entry point