Tourism in Nepal has only recently become a part of the country’s history. After the fall of the autocratic Rana regime in 1951, Nepal began to open its doors to tourists. It wasn’t until 1955 that the country began granting visas to foreigners.
In the wake of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, there has been a significant shift in people’s travel habits and preferences. This is sure to affect the destination s and types of adventures that tourists choose. As entrepreneurs are one of most picturesque places on Earth, it is our responsibility to ensure that visitors have a healthy, comfortable, and enjoyable experience, and to attract a large number of high quality tourists to Nepal.
I have been honored to have been elected President of Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN), Gandaki during challenging and crucial time in history. In addition to my responsibility of leading the trekking tourism sector in Gandaki province, I am also part of the border alliance for tourism promotion in Nepal . I am determined to leave no stone upturned in my efforts to restart tourism and to ensure the smooth functioning of the trekking business in the region.
As President of TAAN-Gandaki for the next two years, I pledge to be an effective team player and to work collectively towards achieving our shared goal of sustainable tourism. I am fortunate to be surrounded by a talented and dynamic team that will help facilitated the growth and development of tourism in the province together, we will overcome any challenges and emerge even stronger in the day to come.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the members TAAN Gandaki our supporters, and fellow tourism entrepreneurs for trusting me with this role.
I am eager to collaborated with other tourism related organizations and all other stakeholders in the Gandaki Province to achieve our share goals.
Dharma Raj Panthi
19th December 2022