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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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Tourist arrivals up by 34pc as season kicks off

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KATHMANDU — The inflow of foreign tourists in Nepal has increased by 33.8 per cent to 91,820 international visitors in arrivals in September, according to the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB).

The country has received 91,820 foreign visitors in September,thanks to strong growth from India and China, according to a press statement issued by NTB.

Nepal has four main seasons — spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Autumn, which falls between September an November, is the best season to visit the Himalayan nation as the skies are clear giving stunning views of the Himalayan peaks.

Tourist arrivals from India grew by 96 per cent in September in comparison to the same period in 2017 while visitor arrivals from China has continued to soar with an exponential growth of 55 per cent in comparison to the arrivals in the same month last year.

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Likewise, arrivals from Sri Lanka surged by 57.1 per cent. The overall arrivals from SAARC countries registered a sturdy growth of 52.8 per cent over the same month last year.

Likewise, arrivals from Asia (other than SAARC) have also recorded robust growth of 42.6 per cent. The number of visitors from Japan and South Korea has also increased by 8.9 per cent and 9.2 per cent, respectively.

The European markets generated 66.3 percent more visitors in September this year. Arrivals from Germany and France swelled 30.9 percent and 19 percent respectively.

However, New Zealand and Australia witnessed a decline of 9 percent and 4 percent compared to the 2017 figure. The number of visitors from the US and Canada also dropped 9 percent and 2 percent respectively in September.

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