World Tourism Day celebrated in Nepal

On the occasion of  World Tourism Day (27th September) the Minister for Tourism & Civil Aviation Sarat Singh Bhandari unveiled three new trekking routes.The trails leading to Panchpokhari-Bhairav Kunda in Sindhpalchowk, Dhorpatan in Baglung and Galeshwar of Myagdi – have been introduced with the objective of increasing number of tourists during Nepal Tourism Year 2011 campaign.

This year’s international World Tourism Day was celebrated by tourism entrepreneurs all over Nepal with the theme of ‘Tourism & Biodiversity’. Discounts on food and accommodation were  given out at different outlets to tourists.In Thamel, the tourist hub of Kathmandu, a street carnival was organized by the Thamel Tourism development Council to mark the day.