Chinese service volunteers stationed at TIA to assist Chinese tourists
Kathmandu, Feb 1: With a view to assisting Chinese tourists upon their arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Chinese language volunteers have been stationed at the country's international airport.
The Nepali volunteers who speak the Chinese will help visiting Chinese tourists with visa processing, hotels, transportation and other relevant issues related to tourism. They will be available from 5 am to 11 pm till February 11.
The Chinese service volunteers have been deployed by the Chinese embassy in a period of the Spring Festival, Chinese New Year, when many Chinese fly abroad for travel. Number of Chinese tourists visiting Nepal also increases during this period compared to other seasons.
Addressing the programme organised Friday to launch the service volunteers, Chinese ambassador to Nepal, Hou Yanqi, said that Nepal had done much to safeguard security of the Chinese tourists.
"The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has also opened Chinese language website and it has included tourism security note prepared by the Chinese embassy in the website. And I hope Nepal makes further improvement in tourism infrastructures to attract more tourists," ambassador Hou said.
She said the embassy would as always play helpful role for the security of Chinese tourists visiting Nepal and that the embassy had prepared the consular protection guide book and tourism card for the Chinese tourists. She expected that more Chinese tourists would come to visit Nepal in 2019.
Krishna Prasad Devkota, secretary of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, said that the ministry had given top priority to ensure security of the Chinese tourists.
Referring to Visit Nepal Year 2020, the secretary said that a lot of efforts were underway to improve tourism infrastructures and services.
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