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Nepal’s Honorary Consul of Washington Calls for ‘Transformative’ Tourism Promotion!

“Nepal needs to think differently to boost the tourism sector, which is worst hit by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said AC Sherpa.
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Nepal’s Honorary Consul of Washington Calls for ‘Transformative’ Tourism Promotion!

Nepal’s Honorary Consul of Washington State in the US, AC Sherpa, has called for sustainable and transformative strategies for developing and promoting Nepal tourism amid the coronavirus pandemic and beyond.

He said that Nepal needs to think differently to boost the tourism sector, which is severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The world is not the same as it used to be due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and there will be additional responsibilities for our country and the rest of the world,” said Sherpa.

Being a Consul General of the Washington State, Sherpa has been promoting Nepali tourism by organizing booths, distributing flyers, cultural performance with local Nepalis, and handing out souvenirs every year through various organizations like New York Times Travel Shows (NYTTS).

New York Times Travel Shows (NYTTS)

As a member of the American Travel Tourism Association (ATTA), he traveled to various countries like Canada, Mexico, Switzerland, and South Africa to promote Nepal tourism.

Moreover, Sherpa, the International Rotary Club member, organized a business celebration program in July 2019 with Nepali Ambassador Dr. Arjun Kumar Karki and Miss Nepal 2019 Anuska Shrestha.

Businessmen from American organizations such as Microsoft, Amazon, and Boeing, and many other delegates, including senators, mayors, and honorary consular association members are also present at the event.

Microsoft, Amazon, and Boeing

Other notable works of AC Sherpa:

  • Worked with Nepal Embassy in Washington, NRN NCC USA, NRN ICC, and local Nepali organization leaders to promote tourism
  • Provided financial and psychological support for many Nepalis
  • Issued visitor visas for over 1500 US passport holders
  • Supported building 110 houses with hydroelectric power in Solu Khumbu, Nepal, in 2010
  • Supported building schools in Tapting Solnasa and Chitwan
  • Supported Young Star Club in Solu Salleri

“I have gained a high level of diplomacy knowledge, been presented numerous opportunities to serve the Nepali communities in the USA, and have learned various ways to contribute to Nepal and its people. I have built deep relationships not only within the Nepali communities but also within the international honorary consulate organization,” said Sherpa.

“I look forward to contributing to Nepal in many more ways and share the knowledge that I have accumulated during the past thirty-five years while living in the USA and Nepal,” he added.


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