KATHMANDU, Feb 3: The Nepal stall in the 60th edition of the annual Brussels Holiday Fair in Brussels, Belgium has become one of the major attractions to the visitors.
At the Nepal stall, tourism promotional materials including banners, playcards, posters and flyers are being displayed and distributed. An arrangement has been made to provide information in Nepal and its rich tourism products in local languages with the support of the Belgium-Nepal Friendship Association, according to the Nepali Embassy in Brussels.
The Rock and Siddhi musical group from Nepal presented musical performance on the opening day. The Embassy is also serving orthodox tea and coffee to the visitors to introduce and promote Nepali products in the local market. Likewise, local Nepali entrepreneurs are selling typical Nepali products at the stall.
Furthermore, installation of a Buddha Stupa and a Pagoda Temple at the venue has added to the beauty of the Nepal stall.
The Minister of Forest and Tourism of Government of Wallonia Rene Collin, Minister for Tourism and Animal Welfare of Government of Flanders and the President of the Brussels Expo visited the Nepal stall, adds the Embassy.
The Fair organised by FISA Operations SA began on February 1 and will run until February 4. It is the largest tourism event in Belgium and is deemed to be unique in terms of an extensive face to face communication platform. Over 150,000 people are expected to visit the fair in order to observe and experience a global show of culture, music, art and food.
Prior to this, the Nepali Embassy attended the 40th edition of the Antwerp Expo, an important holiday fair organised by Vakantiensalon Antwerpen in Antwerpen, the second biggest city of Belgium from January 25 to 28.