PATA Nepal Chapter launches Himalayan Travel Mart 2017

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PATA Nepal Chapter on Tuesday organized launching ceremony of Himalayan Travel Mart 2017 at Himalayan Horizon Hotel Sun "n" Snow, Dhulikhel.

The program was jointly inaugurated by the Secretary of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Shankar Prasad Adhikari and Chairman of PATA International Andrew Jones.

The Travel Mart, being organized in partnership with PATA International and other pertinent stakeholders, aims to re-define Adventure Tourism and also establish Nepal as a Gateway to the Himalaya, and will be held from June 1 to 4.

A press release issued by PATA Nepal Chapter  on Tuesday stated, "It is a business to business event where buyers from Europe, North America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Russia & CIS, Asia and Gulf with interest in Nepal and the Himalayan region shall come together with sellers from Nepal, India, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Pakistan.

"A one day conference on key topics related to hospitality and tourism, aviation and management is also being organized with international speakers from around the world. Also, 200 international participants comprising of tour operators, travel bloggers and media, international speakers, representatives and guests of international organizations will participate in the event," the press release further said.

Prior to Himalayan Travel Mart, PATA Nepal Chapter is also organizing the International Bloggers and Media Conference from May 22 - June 1 to showcase the beauty of Nepal to International Travel Bloggers and Media persons. Delegates of the IBMC will participate at the celebration of Mt. Everest Day at International Mountain Museum on 29th May, 2017 in Pokhara.

The logo of Himalayan Travel Mart was unveiled in the program in which around 150 attendees were present.

The main organizing committee will be chaired by the Secretary of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation. Nepal Tourism Board and Industry stakeholders from different Associations will be engaged as office bearers and members of the main organizing committee. Likewise, PATA Nepal Chapter will act as the Secretary General of the main committee.


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