March 24, 2017 11:35 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, Mar 24: The 'Nepal-Europe Travel Summit 2017' organized by the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) in different European cities have concluded.
Issuing a statement, the NTB said that the sales mission was organized in Dusseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich of Germany, Prague of Czech Republic and Warsaw of Poland from March 14 to March 22. “The mission was a continued promotional effort of the NTB after the fruitful presence at the world's biggest travel show -- ITB 2017,” a statement issued by the NTB said.
Stating that Europe has always been a very potential market for Nepal as there are more adventure lovers, explorers, and cultural enthusiasts, the NTB said that its mission was a very effective and timely designed program to connect and educate the trade and media in each city as there had been a long gap of promotion from Nepal. “Especially after the earthquakes of 2015, everyone was keen to know about the situation post the calamity,” the statement added.
In every session with the Media and Tour Operators, NTB CEO Deepak Raj Joshi highlighted mainly three things -- recent positive changes in Nepal's tourism with new development and trends; Nepal open for business to all, and the change on stereotyped Nepal's image confined to hardcore adventure, trekking and mountains.
According to the statement, Joshi also presented Nepal as the destination of the world for experiential travel segment as the visitors are opting more for rich and variety of experiences rather than mere traditional luxury packages and comfort.
Apart from regular sales missions, the NTB also organized 'Destination Education Workshop' for selected tour operators who are interested to sell Nepal. A total of 62 tour operators and travel professionals were educated by giving the brief insight on recent facts, new destinations and tourism attractions, new trends in visitors' choice and on how to connect and sell Nepal to maximize their benefit, the statement added.
"With participation from big companies like Hauser, FTI and Tui in most of the programs, the Nepali team is highly encouraged and confident to have more quality visitors in the near future," the statement added.