Nepal Participates in International Travel and Trade Fair
Kathmandu: Nepal participated in India’s largest international Travel and Trade Fair (TTF), which took place in Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai from 8 to 10 February 2013 to promote tourism destinations of the Himalayan nation.
A press release issued by Nepal Tourism Board said, “Nepal featured its pavilion with colorful graphics with special focus on pilgrimage and soft adventure for Indian visitors. A lot of visitors during the three days fair enquired about the Lord Pasupatinath Temple, Manakamana, Muktinath and other holy places. The younger visitors were more enthusiastic about soft adventure like trekking and leisure. They also expressed their desire to visit Nepal in near future, and asked about the frontier formalities.”
Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) distributed its promotional collaterals such as traveler’s information, adventure attraction brochures, national parks, pilgrimage sites, posters on Pasupatinath Temple, Bhaktapur, Janaki Temple, Rara Lake, Mt. Everest, information and religious DVDs, and typical nepali souvenirs.
According to the Board Mr. Dhruba Rai, Sr. Manager and Mr. Suman Ghimire, Officer of NTB along with its nine private trade participants viz. Abhiwadan Holidays, Dharma Holidays, Eco Treks Nepal, Fishtail Tours & Travels, Life & Journey Tours & Adventure, Ojha Holidays Tours & Treks, Samrat Tours & Travels, Scenic Mountain Travels & Tours and Explore Kailash Treks took part in the fair.
“All the private participants were hopeful that the fair was good enough to strike new deals and enhance their business relation to Indian counterparts,” the release added.
The fair was participated by over 900 exhibitors from 26 countries including Canada, Philippines, Maldives, Egypt, Macau, Indonesia and Russia among others.
Nepal has been struggling to attract more tourists due to current political stalemate despite having attractive tourist destinations like mountains, religious sites and adventurous tourist destinations.