Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) organized the Nepal Sales Mission at major European cities such as Brussels, Paris, and Zurich between June 17-21, 2019.
Nepal Ambassador to Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg Lok Bahadur Thapa, Nepal Ambassador to France Dipak Adhikari and Nepal Permanent Representative to the United Nations Mani Prasad Bhattarai delivered welcome notes and encouraged tourists to visit Nepal at Brussels, Paris, and Zurich, respectively.
As part of the NTB presentation, officials showcased Nepal’s vast cultural heritage, spiritual and natural characteristics.
They also spoke about new tourism products, which will be introduced during Visit Nepal 2020.
Nepal tourism attractions such as Pokhara’s hiking trail for differently-abled people and the country’s efforts for doubling tiger population and conservation drew special attention from the audience at the promotional event.
The elated audiences also extended their support for the Visit Nepal 2020 campaign.
Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Society of Travel and Tour Operators Nepal (SOTTO-Nepal) organized the ‘Nepal Sales Mission’ in major cities of Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand on June 10,12 and 14, 2019.
The three-day event was aimed at promoting Nepal as a ‘Fountain of Buddhism’ and a major tourism destination.
NTB Event Managers Mr. K. B. Shah and Mr. Suman Ghimire represented Nepal at the event.
Similarly, SOTTO-Nepal Immediate Past President Mr. Anil Lama and Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA) 1st Vice President Mr. Achyut Prasad Guragain also represented Nepal as special delegates along with other Nepali travel trade companies’ delegates.
NTB representatives gave a presentation on Nepal’s major tourism attractions, Nepal activities and Visit Nepal 2020 Campaign at the Nepal Evening Programs in all three major cities – Bangkok, Phom, and Penh.
SOTTO-Nepal also featured a promotional video, which garnered audiences’ attention to Nepal.
Nepal travel trade companies engaged with local outbound operators through B2B meetings. The buyers seemed interested in selling Nepal Buddhist site-packages.
The meeting also paved for local trade operators to include Nepal in their travel destination itinerary.
Cambodia, Vietnam, and Bangkok are Buddhist dominant countries and therefore Nepal, known to hold the birthplace of Buddha will make for a perfect tourism destination for them.
In 2018, Nepal received around 3,790 tourists from Cambodia, 12,454 from Vietnam and 53,250 from Thailand.
Hope these Nepal tourism initiatives are successful in bringing more and more tourists to the country.