In a move promoting Nepal tourism, the Nepali Embassy in Sri Lanka organized a tourism promotion program called ‘Nepal Night’ in Sri Lankan capital city Colombo on December 15, 2017.
The event, organized in collaboration with the Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Travel and Tour Agents, and Nepal Airlines Corporation, saw the participation of various outbound tour operators and travel agents along with various other officials.
Addressing the gathering, Nepali Ambassador to Sri Lanka Prof. Bishwambher Pyakuryal pitched for Lanka-Nepal tourism cooperation highlighting the role of the tourism industry in the economies of both the nations.
He said that both nations should leverage the potential of their well-established tourism cooperation.
The Officiating Director of Nepal Tourism Board Rohini Prasad Khanal and Pratibha Sharma of Nepal Airlines Corporation were among others who addressed the gathering.
On the occasion, the Nepali Minister for Forest and Soil Conservation Bikram Pandey made a presentation on the Buddhist Circuit in Nepal.
As part of the program, 12 Nepali travel and tour companies displayed their products and also held business meetings with Sri Lankan tour operators.
All the invitees were offered gifts and booklets on tourist destination information, handicraft and various other information about Nepal.
Besides media and other officials, the event also had diplomats and members of various industry bodies such as the Sri Lankan Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Lanka-Nepal Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Lanka-Nepal Business Council and also the Chairperson of SAARC Women Entrepreneurs’ Council.