December 22, 2017 02:30 AM NPT
KATHMANDU, Dec 22: A weeklong Nepal Sales Mission in Sri Lanka and India concluded on Thursday.
Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA) organized the sales mission in Colombo of Sri Lanka and Bangalore of India in coordination with Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB). The sales mission saw participation of 12 companies including NAC and NTB.
Issuing a statement, NATTA has termed the weeklong sales mission fruitful.
"The first leg of the event organized in Colombo saw encouraging participation of local tour operators and media representatives. Many of them wanted to know about flight connectivity between Sri Lanka and Nepal and the Buddhist Circuits pilgrimage tour," the statement added.
Sri Lanka has emerged as the fourth largest tourist generating market for Nepal in recent years.
Similarly, more than 100 participants from the Indian travel trade and media participated in Bangalore leg of the event, according to the statement. "Encouraging response from the Indian travel trade shows that Bangalore has a huge tourism potential for Nepal," the statement added.