Bhaktapur’s tourism revenue up two fold
Jul 24, 2017-
Bhaktapur Municipality’s revenue collection from tourists visiting the district in the fiscal year 2016/17 has almost doubled as compared to the previous year. Tourism Officer of Bhaktapur Municipality Gautam Prasad Lasiwa said that the municipality earned Rs199 million in tourism fees in the 2016/17, up from Rs109 million in the fiscal year 2015/16. A total of 189,350 tourists visited Bhaktapur in the fiscal year 2016/17. The municipality has been collecting fees from the tourists visiting Bhaktapur city at 14 entry points. The ancient city recorded a 90.78 percent growth in the number of visitors in the last fiscal compared to the previous year. The tourist arrivals had been severely affected in the wake of the April 2015 earthquake. Tourism service fee is municipalities’ major source of income, which has been used to run six colleges along with the preservation work.
Published: 24-07-2017 08:31