Bangalore (India), Sept 8: Different dimensions of Nepal’s’ tourism and the destinations were discussed in the 38th international conference of Pacific Asia Travel and Agents (PATA) being held in Bangalore of India. The 3-day-long conference is concluding today.
About 250 entrepreneurs of the tours and travels sector from Asia and Europe are participating in the conference.
A pavilion displayed from Nepal’s side in the conference has attracted the participants as it has displayed Nepalâ€™s major tourist destinations including Mt Everest, Lumbini (birth place of Lord Buddha), adventure tourism and bio-diversity among other distinct features of the country.
The participants have interestingly visited the Nepali Pavilion and expressed their commitment to visit Nepal in the days ahead.
Similarly, Tourism Minister of Karnataka RV Deshpande visited the pavilion and highly praised it.
On the occasion, an interaction programme has been held between foreign tour operators and Nepalese entrepreneurs for the exchange of tourism packages and services.
PATA Nepal chapter chair Suman Pandey informed that they held discussions on making new plans and strategies for tourism development and publicity campaign of the heritages.
He added that the conference helped lessen the negative impacts of April 25 Gorkha Earthquake on Nepalâ€™s tourism industry.
Nepal Association Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA) former chair Rabi Poudel and Rama Tour Nepal’s representative Raj Shahi informed that the foreigners were concerned about the recent tourism activities in Nepal. In response, the members of Nepali team shared that Nepal’s tourism activities were returning to normalcy.
They stressed on bringing integrated package with coordination among government, entrepreneurs and airlines for the tourism promotion in Nepal.
Representatives from PATA Nepal chapter, Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Airlines Corporation, Yeti Travels and among others are participating in the conference from Nepal.