TAAN to provide skill training to tourism entrepreneurs

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) signed an agreement today with Manthali Municipality of Ramechhap district.

The agreement on providing hospitality and service training to tourism entrepreneurs of Ramechhap was signed by Sarita Lama, general secretary of TAAN, and Ramesh Kumar Basnet, mayor of Manthali Municipality, on behalf of their respective organisations.

As the government has decided to divert all flights of Lukla to Manthali airport from the Tribhuvan International Airport, tourism entrepreneurs in Ramechhap are gearing up to develop the infrastructure in Manthali Municipality and TAAN has decided to provide skill-based training to entrepreneurs.

“As entrepreneurs in Manthali have demanded skill-based training, we have decided to provide hospitality training here to improve the service quality,” Lama said. She further said that this is an opportunity for all concerned to develop Manthali as a transit hub for tourists travelling to Lukla.

She also requested local tourism entrepreneurs to ensure quality service, security and convenient travel and said that TAAN is always ready to cooperate with local entrepreneurs. “TAAN expects this training to benefit local entrepreneurs by providing them with necessary skills and knowledge,” she added.

Addressing the agreement ceremony, Mayor Basnet said that Manthali has been considered as an alternative only, so the municipality is taking an initiative to develop it as a tourist destination for both domestic and international tourists. TAAN Executive Members Thakur Prasad Sapkota and Sanam Sherpa were also present at the agreement signing ceremony.