Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) conducted sales mission in three Indian cities of Lucknow, Kanpur and Varanasi from May 10 to 13. During the Sales Mission around 120 tour operators and 60 media representatives were updated and apprised about the tourism of Nepal with special focus on the offer to the Indian markets along with programs of NTY-2011. A wide range of products catering to all segments – Pilgrimage for old aged, Soft adventure for youths and leisure activities for the middle – aged were on offer. NTB announced Nepal’s government decision to implement one window policy to ease surface transportation for Indian tourist vehicles to Nepal during the mission.
Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) along with two private sector travel companies participated at the Guangzhou International Travel Fair – 2011 (GITF-2011) in China. The fair was held at Jinhan Exhibition Center in Guangzhou, from March 24 to 26, 2011. More than 500 exhibitors representing 40 countries participated at the fair. Destination Nepal, with main focus on Nepal Tourism Year 2011 was promoted at the fair. The Nepal stall attracted more than 10,000 visitors, 500 travel agents and tour operators during the fair. On the last day of the fair, NTB was awarded with the ‘Best Supporter Award’.
NTB along with three private Nepalese travel companies participated at the 18th Moscow International Travel & Tourism Exhibition (MITT) held in Moscow’s Expocentr’ Krasnaya Presnya Fairgrounds, from March 16-19, 2011. Detailed information of tour packages to Nepal focusing NTY-2011 was provided to the visitors as well as to the buyers. MITT is the largest travel and tourism exhibition in Russia showcasing over 3,000 companies from 120 countries and regions.
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Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) along with Nepal Airlines Corporation participated at the MATTA (Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents) tourism fair held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 11th to 13th March 2011. Destination Nepal and Nepal Tourism Year 2011 was promoted at the fair. Visitors to the Nepal stall mostly had queries about air connectivity & fares, special packages, tourism activities during NTY-2011 etc. The fair, organized by Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents, and supported and endorsed by Ministry of Tourism in Malaysia, is Malaysia’s top consumer travel exhibition.
Nepal Tourism Board along with 23 travel companies from Nepal participated at the world’s biggest travel fair, ITB held in the German city of Berlin from March 9 to 13, 2011. Nepal and Nepal Tourism Year 2011 was promoted at the fair as “the birth place of Lord Buddha and the cradle of Buddhism”. The Nepal delegation organized a press conference which was attended by more than 60 German media representatives and tour operators. ITB Berlin 2011 had 11000 exhibitors from 188 counties.A total of 110,000 trade people and 700plus media professionals from 92 countries including a total of 170,000 people visited the trade fair.
Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) along with four private companies recently participated at the international tourism fair BIT(Borsa Internationale del Turismo) Fair-2011 held in the Italian city of Milan from 17 to 20 February, 2011.Tourism agents and operators from 130 countries showcased their products at the fair. Nearly 25,000 visitors attended the fair.
Sindhupalchowk district, with its Sherpa settlements, mountains and glaciers, has set a target of welcoming 40,000 international tourists on yearly basis by 2020. District Development Committee, Sindhu Panch Pokhari Development Committee and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) proposed the target as a part of the district´s tourism master plan.The plan has identified 10 destinations for trekking and prospective sites for eco-tourism, agro-tourism and water based activities among others in the district. It also proposes to develop water-based activities in Bhotekoshi and Sunkoshi rivers.
According to a news item posted on NTB’s website the Government of Nepal is offering NRS 500,000/- to any organizer holding a MICE event with more than 100 foreign participants in Nepal. The participants should enter Nepal via air. The report further says that the government would offer the cash to the organization upon submission of relevant documents as evidence within seven days of completion of the event.