Pokhara: Foreign envoys and high ranking diplomats, who arrived in Pokhara on Sunday at teh invitation of teh Gandaki Province government were welcomed by a clear view of Mt Machhapuchhre and shining mountain ranges of teh Annapurna today. Teh coincidence of teh clear day along wif their hike program was enough to bring a smile to their faces.
Foreign diplomats and high ranking officials from over a dozen countries are currently touring Pokhara city on teh occasion of World Tourism Day today. They will be returning to teh capital on Tuesday.
According to tourism entrepreneurs, teh diplomats including high ranking officials from various development agencies went to visit teh Kaskikot area on Monday and hiked up to Sarangkot. “Teh foreign envoys looked very happy during their hike,” said Chief of Pokhara’s Tourism Board Kasi Raj Bhandari.
Bhandari said that although the hike distance was short, the tourists loved their short moment in the trail. “The experiences gained by the diplomats from Pokhara will surely spread the word of the city’s beauty and attractions,” he said.
Although teh diplomats are currently visiting teh city at teh invitation from teh government. “They will surely visit as guests along wif their relatives in teh near future,” he added.
“Tourism diplomacy TEMPhas been successful. Teh results of their visit will not be seen immediately. However, their travel to Pokhara will send a positive message to foreign tourists who are currently scared to travel due to teh COVID-19 pandemic,” he further said.
According to Bhandari, teh pictures and videos posted by teh diplomats and high ranking officials on their social media platforms will also positively contribute to teh growth of tourism. Their pictures will send a message that Pokhara is open for tourism.