KATHMANDU, April 2: The BBC MasterChef: The Professionals team is scheduled to visit Nepal on April 7 as part of the country's tourism revival post COVID-19 campaign.
Under the 'MasterChef Finalists Tour To Nepal' campaign organized by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Nepal Chapter, the team involving finalists of the BBC MasterChef: The Professionals 2020, has been invited to Nepal to reveal the country's tourist destinations through its original culture and dishes, according to a statement issued by the PATA Nepal Chapter.
The team comprising chefs Santosh Shah, Aleks, Bart and Philippe, will arrive in Kathmandu on April 7 and engage in various publicity programmes for seven days.
The team will participate in various food related events including ones with the theme of 'fine dining' in Kathmandu and 'Mithila food and recipe' in Janakpur and in promotional programmes of Tharu culture and dishes in Bardiya.
Similarly, they are scheduled to visit Kala Patthar and Pokhara, major tourist hubs. The team will also participate in the 45th annual general assembly of the PATA, Nepal taking place on April 11.
The campaign is promoted by the Nepal Tourism Board. Similarly, its official airlines partner is Srilankan Airlines, banking partner Nabil Bank and health partner Sibek Hospital.
Similarly, Buddha Air, Summit Air, Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management, KGH Group of Hotels and Resorts, Community Homestay, GATE College, Galaxy Television, Sunflow Sunflower Oil and HighGround Adventures have supported and cooperated for the campaign.
Bhupati Chanda Thakur, Chairperson of the PATA, Nepal, expressed the hope that this visit of the MasterChef team to Nepal would help revive COVID-19 affected tourism sector of the country.