KATHMANDU, Aug 18: Hotel Association Nepal (HAN) has decided to draw the attention of the government toward growing misuse of reputed hotel brands by small hotels and restaurants especially on highways.
The executive meeting of HAN held in Pokhara on Friday concluded that government intervention was necessary to control such malpractices.
“HAN will request the tourism ministry to conduct effective monitoring of such hotels, lodges and restaurants and bring them into tax net,” HAN said in a statement issued on Monday.
Likewise, it has also decided to request the government to bar monasteries in Lumbini area from accommodating foreign tourists. “Such activities by monasteries have affected business of hotels operating in Lumbini,” the statement added.
The meeting also decided to organize massive promotional campaigns in India and China to bring more tourists from the close neighbors. Hoteliers have also urged the government to find solution to the problems seen in Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) at the earliest.