This article is taken from the Kathmandu Post dated Tuesday 26 April 2005....since I could not get it on the net (strange as I thought it would be more important that the outside world hears of this) I have to type it in (as is)
Kathmandu, April 25 (PR)
Visiting British journalists said that despite the internal problems, Nepal is a safe place to visit and that the conflict does not pose any threat to the tourists. "Tourists do not need to be wary of to come to Nepal. It is really a perfect destination that offers a wide range of attractions," said Elizabeth Davies, a journalist with the Independent newspaper, UK. Speaking at a press conference held on Sunday, she said that though the country is mired in conflict, no single tourist has been so far harmed and that tourists are completely safe in Nepal. Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Hotel Association of Nepal organized the program. A total of five journalists from the UK were in Nepal for 10-day tour under the familiarization trips organized by NTB.
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