Nepali tourism bodies reach out to European tourism professionals


By A Staff Reporter, Kathmandu, Jan. 26: Nepali tourism organisations reached out to European tourists and travel professionals at the International Tourism Fair FITUR 2023 organised in Madrid, Spain, from January 18, Wednesday, to January 22, Sunday.

Issuing a press release on Wednesday, Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) informed that it, along with Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA) and 20 other private travel and trade companies of the country, participated in the fair, which is a global meeting point for tourism professionals, and held interactions with prospective tourists and tour operators.

As per the release, thousands of people visited the Nepal stall set up at the five-day event and obtained information about things to do and places to visit in Nepal. 

Similarly, the private companies also held business meetings with the tour operators present at the programme.

NTB also staged a Lakhe Dance and played music from traditional singing bowl at Nepal’s stall.

Ambassador of Nepal to Spain Dr. Sarmila Parajuli Dhakal also visited the fair and talked about the activities being done by the embassy in Madrid to promote Nepal as an attractive travel destination.

Meanwhile, the embassy and NTB organised a separate event titled ‘Connecting Tourism’ in Madrid on Sunday evening. 

At the function, attended by Spanish tour operators, mountaineers and media personnel, Ambassador Dhakal asked Europe’s travel agencies to send travellers to Nepal and assured them that the embassy would provide all assistance required. NATTA Chairperson Ramesh Thapa asked the local operators to include Nepal in their travel packages.

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