photo courtesy/ Embassy of Nepal Geneva Switzerland
KATHMANDU, Feb 22: The Embassy of Nepal in Geneva, Switzerland has organized the Visit Nepal 2020 event in Milan, Italy on February 18.
According to the press release of The Embassy of Nepal in Geneva Switzerland, the embassy concurrently accredited to Italy, in coordination with the Honorary Consulate General of Nepal and Non-Resident Nepali Association in Italy, has organized Visit Nepal 2020 event.
Speaking during the event Non-Resident Ambassador of Nepal to Italy Mani Prasad Bhattarai underlined the rich combination of nature, culture and adventures that Nepal’s tourism sector offers to visitors around the world all-round the year.
On the occasion, the Ambassador invited Italian nationals and Nepali diasporas to visit Nepal with their friends and families in 2020 and make Visit Nepal 2020 campaign a success.
During the program the Honorary Consul General of Nepal, Paulo Nugari spoke on the various aspects of Visit Nepal 2020, including places of tourism importance and presented the facts and figures related to Nepal tourism.
Similarly, Marco Confortola, a mountaineer, who has already scaled 11 out of 14 peaks of more than 8000 meters height presented on mountaineering, trekking and other adventurous tourism products of Nepal. While elaborating the lovely and welcoming nature of Nepali people and appreciated local Sherpa’s support for his success in mountaineering.
Similarly, editor of Meridiani, the oldest Italian travel magazine, Marci Casareto presented on different tourism attractions that included religious, cultural, adventurous, natural and various other tourism potentials of Nepal that are worth exploring.
Likewise, a volume of the magazine containing about 20 stories on Nepal tourism products and exclusively dedicated to Nepali tourism attractions was also distributed at the event.
Amid the event, representatives of three airlines namely Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways and Air India apprised of their flights connecting Kathmandu with various cities of Italy and also assured of their continuous support to increase tourist flow to Nepal.
With their support, a lucky draw was made at the event and three lucky winners were awarded free tickets to travel to Kathmandu.
During the event, a video on Visit Nepal was also displayed; and Nepali cultural dances were performed. The organizer wrapped the event serving several Nepali cuisines and distributing tourism promotional materials to the participants.
The event was attended by altogether 130 Italian guests, academicians, tour operators, friends of Nepal, media persons, representatives of NRNA and Nepali diaspora at the event.