HIMALAYAN TRAVEL MART 2018

HIMALAYAN TRAVEL MART 2018
Himalayan Travel Mart 2018

Himalayan Travel Mart 2018

The Himalayan Travel Mart 2018 sets out with the aim to re-define Adventure Tourism and establish Nepal as a Gateway to the Himalayas. The event is scheduled from June 1-3, 2018, in Kathmandu.

The mart is a Business to Business (B to B) event and shall be attended by Buyers (interested in Nepal and the Himalaya Region) from Europe, North America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Russia and CIS, Asia and Gulf. Sellers are expected from Nepal, India, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Pakistan, Indo China, Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua and Central Asia.

Himalayan Travel Mart 2018

Himalayan Travel Mart 2018

The event will comprise a one-day conference on June 1, on key topics related to Hospitality and Tourism, Aviation and Management, with international speakers from around the world. On June 2 will be the international bloggers’ meet conference as in 2018.Buyers’ and sellers’ meet will be on June 2-3.

Himalayan Travel Mart 2018 Conference

Himalayan Travel Mart 2018 Conference

The event is coordinated by PATA Nepal Chapter in partnership with Nepal Tourism Board, PATA International, and travel industry of Nepal and pertinent stakeholders.

Chaliye Pokhara (Lets go to Pokhara) campaign holds interaction in Patna, India

Chaliye Pokhara (Lets go to Pokhara) campaign holds interaction in Patna, India
Chaliye Pokhara (Lets go to Pokhara)

Chaliye Pokhara (Lets go to Pokhara)

A team of Nepal tourism entrepreneurs held an interaction with Indian tourism entrepreneurs and media-persons in Patna, the capital of India’s Bihar state today.

The team is there as part of a campaign to publicise Nepal’s tourist destinations and attract India tourists. The efforts are part of the campaign entitled ‘Chaliye Pokhara’ in Hindi language (Lets go to Pokhara in English) started six years ago by the Western Region Hotel Association, Pokhara in support of the Nepal Tourism Board.

The campaign that is held every year will conclude on July 4 for this year.

Chaliye Pokhara (Lets go to Pokhara)

Chaliye Pokhara (Lets go to Pokhara)

The interaction focused on making Nepal’s tourist destinations known to Indian community and attracting the locals, said one of the participants of the team. The team includes 30 members from among tourism entrepreneurs of Pokhara and Lumbini, officials of the NTB and media-persons.

Another interaction will be held in Lucknow later today, said the Association’s President Bikal Tulachan.

Chaliye Pokhara (Lets go to Pokhara)

Chaliye Pokhara (Lets go to Pokhara)

The campaign is aimed at reviving and strengthening tourism that was affected badly by the April 2015 earthquake, the India-imposed economic blockade and Tarai-Madhes protests.

Under the campaign, Indian tourists will be invited to visit Pokhara with an offer of a special package, said the Association’s General Secretary Ganesh Raj Pahari.

Source: TOURISMMAIL

Himalayan Travel Mart 2017 kicks off in Kathmandu

Himalayan Travel Mart 2017 kicks off in Kathmandu

The International Travel Bloggers and Media Conference kicked off here in the capital on Thursday.

This is the first time that the conference has been organised in the country to promote the message in the global tourism market that Nepal is the gateway to the Himalayas. The theme of the conference is – Nepal Gateway to the Himalaya.

Taking part in the meet are 107 travel bloggers from 33 countries, 70 travel and tourism-related experts and more than 100 journalists from various countries.

Himalayan Travel Mart 2017

Himalayan Travel Mart 2017

In the biggest tourism event ever, held at Budhanilkantha in the capital, the participants shared knowledge and experience regarding the tourism products of their respective countries, the use of digital media and the new practices in the field.

Experts from various countries shared information on the tourism market, tourism products and ways of promoting both.

Some 500 people from home and abroad participated in the conference organized by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Nepal Chapter as the executive organizer, the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation as the host and Nepal Tourism Board as the main organizer.

Himalayan Travel Mart 2017

Himalayan Travel Mart 2017

Minister for Health Gagan Kumar Thapa, inaugurating the conference, said that the conference, organised with a new vision of tourism and a long-term goal, would play a key role in promoting Nepal’s tourism in the world market.

He opined that Nepal’s tourism would be much benefited from the promotional programme through this international level conference in the context of the Nepali tourism market with high potentials in terms of natural, geographical and cultural aspects not been reaping the expected benefits.

He also stressed the need of the government and the private sector to work together for further promoting the country’s tourism.

Himalayan Travel Mart 2017

Himalayan Travel Mart 2017

Chief Executive Officer of Nepal Tourism Board, Deepak Raj Joshi, highlighting the potentialities of Nepal’s tourism market, reiterated that the conference would be useful in giving a new message to the global tourism market.

PATA CEO Mario Hardy described the conference as the appropriate forum for promoting new tourism product in the global tourism by exploring the avenues for nature and culture tourism of Nepal, a country of the Himalayas.

PATA Nepal Chapter president Suman Pandey said that the conference has been organized with the objective of promoting Nepal’s tourism throughout the world through digital media.

Health Minister Thapa also launched the special issue of Himalaya Travel Magazine on the occasion.

Source: Tourismmail

Nepal tourism appoints son of Edmund Hillary to promote Everest mission

Nepal tourism appoints son of Edmund Hillary to promote Everest mission

After the Earthquake Nepal’s Everest missions has taken a back seat as people are weary to scale the peaks in fear of avalanches. The Nepal government on May 28, 2015 observed the international Everest Day marking the conquest of the world’s highest peak by Edmund Hillary and Tanzing Norgey Sherpa 62 years ago. The day was observed with intentions of reviving tourism in the country.

Peter-Hillary-son-of-Edmund-Hillary

In a bid to call back tourists the Nepalese Tourism Minister Kripasur Sherpa appealed to international tourists to visit the country. He assured them that there are still many safe and beautiful places which include heritage and cultural sites along with trekking trails that have remained intact despite the devastating earthquakes.

The minister looked for support from the private sector. He felt that together the public and private sector can rebuild the losses that Nepal has met with.

The mountaineering sector was suffering losses since 2013 when 16 mountain guides were killed in April 18. But the Earthquake in central and North-West Nepal was hit by the devastating earthquakes. The avalanche from the quake killed 18 people which had 5 foreigners and all expeditions had to be brought to a halt.The area is under grave threat owing to melting glaciers and continued avalanches. The country needs faith and support from international tourists and climbers to get things back in tempo.

Before the quakes thousands of climbers trekked the Everest each year providing employment to the Sherpas and bringing millions of dollars for the Government. If Everest mission should stop it would amount to grave losses for the government. So the government has appointed 19 goodwill ambassadors which include Peter Hillary, son of Edmund Hillary, Jamling Tenzing, son of Tenzing Sherpa, Junko Tabei, the first women Everest Summiteer from Japan and Reinhold Mesner, Italy, who climbed the Everest without oxygen for the first time. They will help promote tourism in Nepal.

Source: Travel And Tour World

Sagarmatha National Park’s entry fee Increased

The Sagarmatha National Park entry fee has been increased by 13%  effective from Monday, 16th March 2015. According to the office of Sagarmatha National Park at Jorosalle, the increment was done based on the Financial law of Nepal 2071. Although the new rate was  restructured  from 1st March,  the new  increment  has been implemented  only from 15th March in the Khumbu area.

Everest-KalaPatthar

With the increment, the entry fee for visitors from SAARC countries  will be  Rs.1615 whereas the visitors from the third country need to pay  Rs. 3390 and for Helicopter landing , it will charge Rs. 2260 . However,  the entry fee for porter will remain the same. According to the office, the entry fee for porters was increased last year only.

नेपाल वायु सेवा निगममा मुक्ति पाण्डे

नेपाल वायु सेवा निगममा मुक्ति पाण्डे

Mukti Pandey

सरकारी ध्वजावाहक नेपाल वायु सेवा निगमको सञ्चालक समितिमा तीन जना नियुक्त भएका छन् ।

पर्यटन मन्त्रालयले मंगलबार पर्यटन व्यवसायीहरु मुक्ति पाण्डे, पवित्रकुमार कार्की र निमा नोरु शेर्पालाई निगम संचालक समितिको सदस्यमा नियुक्त गरेको हो ।

नवनियुक्त अर्का सदस्य मुक्तिराम पाण्डे सम्राट ट्राभल्सका सञ्चालक तथा नेपाल पर्यटन बोर्डका सदस्यसमेत हुन् ।   पर्यटन व्यवसायीमा लामो अनुभव भएका पाण्डे यसअघि नेपाल पर्यटन बोर्डको सदस्य थिए । मेगा बैंकका संचालक समितिका सदस्य भइसकेका पाण्डे अहिले टुरिजम डेभलपमेन्ट बैंकका संचालक समिति सदस्य पनि छन् । वित्तीय क्षेत्रको समेत राम्रो दख्खल राख्ने पाण्डे प्रतिष्ठित पर्यटन व्यवसायीका रुपमा परिचित छन् ।