Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Buddhist religious tourism

Infrastructure development for Buddhist religious tourism

Added At:  2012-10-10 7:03 PM
   Last Updated At: 2012-10-10 7:05 PM

LALITPUR: Nepal Association of Tour Operators (NATO) has underscored the need of developing infrastructure for the promotion of international Buddhist religious tourism in Nepal.

Organising a press conference in the capital on Wednesday, the NATO said there was huge potential for the promotion of Buddhist tourism in Nepal and once the tourism entrepreneurs and private sectors were united for this, it would help boost national economy.

In order to make the Lumbini Visit Year successful, the NATO has plans to operate a Buddhist circuit in Nepal.

On the occasion, NATO Chairman Bikram Pandey said the government needs to create atmosphere conducive to bringing in maximum number of tourists by promoting Buddhist religious tourism.

The new Buddhist circuit in Lumbini could help increase the number of the Buddhist tourists visiting Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha.

Professor Ram Joshi said more destinations could be charted for the promotion of tourism in Nepal.

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