Aug 10, Colombo: A Nepalese delegation of tourist entrepreneurs is visiting Sri Lanka to attract Sri Lankan tourists to promote tourism in Nepal.
The delegation led by Chairman of the Hotel Association Nepal (HAN), Shyamsundar Lal Kakshyapati, left Kathmandu for Colombo on Friday to participate in a Nepali tourism fair organized in Sri Lanka.
The tourism fair will be highlighting the attractions in Nepal, mainly those of significance to the Buddhist tourists, such as the birth place of Buddha in Lumbini.
According to the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), the business delegations of the two countries will hold discussions on increasing Sri Lankan investment in tourism and infrastructure development in Nepal.
Also a press conference will be organized to present a working paper related to investment promotion and information on tourist attractions and service and facilities in Nepal.
The two countries signed an agreement to establish air services between Kathmandu and Colombo in 2009 expecting to increase Sri Lankan tourist arrivals to Nepal.
Early this year Sri Lanka cabinet approved proposal to renovate the pilgrims rest at Lumbini at a cost of 65 million rupees.
Around 60,000 Sri Lankan tourists visit Nepal annually, according to statistics.
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