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Visit Myagdi Year 2075 kicks off

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MYAGDI — The Visit Myagdi Year 2075 has kicked off in Maygdi district with a goal of promoting tourism.

The Myagdi Chamber of Commerce and Industry initiated the Visit Myagdi Year 2075 in collaboration with the local levels and the related government bodies, amidst a function here on Sunday.

The objective of the VMY 2075 is to bring in the maximum number of tourists, both foreigners and domestic, to the district by identifying, protecting and publicising the natural, historical, cultural and traditional heritages.

Development of the tourism infrastructures by identifying the touristic sites has also been prioritised under the VMY 2075, said Uttam Karmacharya, the President of the District Chamber of Commerce has stated.

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Myagdi is a district already rich in natural and cultural heritages. The Dhawalagiri mountain peak, the Annapurna circuit trekking route, the Annapurna- Dhawalagiri community trekking route, the Dhawalagiri icefall, Dhawalagiri century, Annapurna base camp, west Dhawalagiri circuit, the Tatopani hot water springs, Ghodepani, Khopra, Mohardanda, Todke, Rupse and the world’s deepest gorge Andhagalchhi are some of the places of tourist attractions in the district.

Minister for Culture,Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari inaugurated the VMY 2075 in Beni, the district headquarters. On the occasion, he said Myagdi would be developed as the ‘capital of trekking tourism’.

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Over 500,000 tourists visit Nepal in first 6 months

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KATHMANDU — As many as 520,000 tourists visited the country in the first six months of the year 2018.

This is 13 per cent increment in tourist arrivals compared to the number of tourists visiting the country during the corresponding period last year, according to the Department of Immigration.

During the same period last year, a total of 460,304 foreign tourists had visited the country. The data shows that tourist arrivals were encouraging even during the rainy season. It may be noted that Nepal Tourism Board held tourism promotional programs aimed at attracting more tourists to Nepal.

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NTB Chief Executive Officer Deepak Raj Joshi said increase in the number of foreigners even during off season was good news for tourism entrepreneurs. The contribution of the private sector to the country’s tourism cannot be ignored, he added.

The latest data shows that 96,372 Indian tourists visited Nepal in the period while the number of Chinese was 71,379. The number of tourists from the United States of America was 43,816, while the number Japanese tourists stood at 13, 851.

Nepal welcomed tourists especially from South Asia and European countries, including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, among others.

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