XcelTrip in Nepal: Accelerating Hospitality Industry
Kathmandu – XcelTrip Global has established its own new subsidiary venture in Nepal as XcelTrip Nepal to empower and consolidate the hospitality industry of Nepal. By conducting the formal program in the capital of Nepal, the governor of Nepal Chiranjibi Nepal has clicked service today.
XcelTrip has a presence in over 14 nations with 1.5 million hotels and 400 airlines onboard globally; it is one of the fastest growing online travel platforms in the world. XcelTrip Nepal has partnered with Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) to promote Nepal’s Tourism and Visit Nepal 2020 to shoulder the mutual mission of 2 million. One of the aims of XcelTrip is to attract millions of travelers to Nepal from around the world to supplement efforts made by the government to bring in 2 million tourists on the occasion of Visit Nepal Year 2020.
Nepali entrepreneur Gyanendra Khada, CEO of XcelTrip said: “Our vision is to make Nepal on the top 10 global travel destination and drive in-bound travel and economic growth in Nepal by leveraging the power of technology and tourism”. He added worldwide speared digital platform plays a vital role to meet the VNY 2020 campaign goal.
XcelTrip Nepal is a home-grown online hotel and airline booking engine employing local and foreign professionals/engineers adopting advanced technology and marketing skills to connect them directly to domestic and international travelers. In lieu of linking directly domestic and international consumers and hoteliers, this interactive platform further helps search out to local hoteliers and get them to understand the importance of online booking system and educate them on how to gain more customers, informed country director Aditya Baral.
Baral mentioned with Nepalayatime, XcelTrip charges 0% Commission to help hotels and flight to gain higher profit disrupting the monopoly of certain global players (Booking.com, Agoda, Expedia, etc). Another significant aspect of XcelTrip Nepal is that a Nepali national can book international hotels and flight tickets using visa and master cards issued by Nepali local banks and E-Sewa lessening the hassle while traveling abroad. XcelTrip Nepal provides a competitive rate to both Nepali and international travelers with ample customer support service from its Nepal base.
To promote domestic tourism across the country, XcelTrip inspires, instigates and encourages Nepali travelers to travel within Nepal creating a conducive environment for sustainable tourism. Nepal Rastra Bank has already given formal approval to transact foreign currency in Nepal through banks of Nepal. And, all payment settlements will be done in Nepal retaining foreign currency back in Nepal. E-SEWA is a payment partner for easy and accessible payment and partnered with Himalayan Bank & Kumari Bank for settlement to the hoteliers.
XcelTrip Nepal accepts Visa, Master Card, Union pay issued by the banks of Nepal and abroad and digital wallets of E-Sewa.
Dr. Chiranjibi Nepal, Governor of Nepal Rastra Bank, Reputed Tourism Entrepreneur and Social activist Karna Shakya, Deepak Raj Joshi, Chief Executive Officer of Nepal Tourism Board, and Binayak Shah, the first vice-president of the Hotel Association of Nepal (HAN) were also present in this program.
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