Destination Nepal gets overwhelming response during Travel Fair in Singapore


During the travel fair organized by National Association of Travel Agents Singapore (NATAS), Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) enjoyed overwhelming gestures from scores of Singaporeans and other international visitors. During the largest tourism consumer fair in Singapore, the stall of Nepal manifested the theme that represented nature, culture and adventure of the country.

During the Press Meet the representative of NTB said, “People coming to the stall were very inquisitive about Nepal, and Singaporeans were happy to know that post-earthquake Nepal was already welcoming tourists”.

He added the visitors appreciated the effort of Nepalese on making quick recovery and were glad to know that the monuments that fell apart during the quake are being rebuilt rapidly.

The prominent online and print Medias of Singapore covered Nepal remarkably. The direct air connection between two countries with Silk Air and increasing other Airlines that connect Nepal to Asia Pacific Region directly, Nepal becomes the preferable travel destination for Singaporeans and the people of Asia Pacific Region. Hence, this tourism fair that had larger exposure and grander media coverage in Singapore and Asia Pacific Region generates the possibility of potential travelers to Nepal.

Present throughout the event Honorary Consul General in Singapore Madhusudan M Patel and NTB Honorary Representative in Singapore Narayan Bahadur Shrestha answered queries of visitors coming to the Nepalese stall.


Nepal at Vakantiebeurs

Nepal Tourism Board together with four private travel & tourism organizations participated at the fourth largest international tourism exhibition Vakantiebeurs, held in the Dutch city of Utretch, Netherlands from 11th to 16th January , 2011. Special tour packages and travel information was on offer for visitors visiting the Nepal Stall.

Nepal Tourism Year 2011 promoted at IITM, India

Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) along with four Nepalese travel companies promoted destination Nepal and Nepal Tourism Year 2011 at the India International Travel Mart (IITM) held in Hyderabad, India from 3rd to 5th December, 2010. Participants from Nepal recieved ‘Best International Tourism Product Award’ at the mart.

Nepal Participates at Adventure Travel Show in New Jersey, USA

An Adventure Travel Show was held at Meadowlands Exposition Centre in New Jersey, USA from 16th to 17th October 2010. Nepal Tourism Board with five private sector travel companies participated at the show.The show had more than 150 exhibitors with travel-themed activities, expert advice and special discounts.

Tourism Crisis Cell Set Up

To facilitate tourists during bandhs or strikes the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), in collaboration with the Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA), has formed the Tourism Crisis Cell (TCC) . The Tourism Crisis Cell begins operation from today. For the safety and security of tourists during strikes, the Nepalese tourism agencies have decided to operate under a one-door policy and serve them through the TCC. The special cell will be working together with embassies and diplomatic missions, local police and other security agencies for rescue purposes. The hotline numbers of Tourism Crisis Cell are – 4442555(telephone) and 9751044088(mobile) .

Thai Short Film Festival 2010

Thai Short Film Festival 2010 organized by Independent Film Society (IFS) in association with the Royal Thai Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), and Film Development Board Nepal (FDBN) is currently underway.Around fourteen short films will be screened during the two day festival(7th-8th June) at Nepal Tourism Board’s premises.The organizers plan to screen Nepali short films in Thailand too to promote Nepal’s culture and the works of independent filmmakers.

NTB’s Sales Mission in Australia

According to a press release issued by Nepal Tourism Board, a sales mission was organized in Australia by Nepal Tourism Board from 18th to 21st May. The mission was organized in coordination with Nepal Embassy, Canberra, Australia and Consulate of Nepal in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. The main focus of this Sales Mission was to promote Nepal Tourism Year 2011  along with other added tourism attractions of Nepal, specially natural and cultural attractions, trekking and adventure activities. Addressing the media and travel trade in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, where the sales mission was organized, H.E. Ambassador Mr. Yogendra Dhakal informed them about the rejuvenated state of tourism in Nepal. He stressed that the Government of Nepal and the Nepalese tourism entrepreneurs are quite euphoric about the NTY campaign and looking forward to welcoming a large number of tourists.