Gulf Air brings journos here on FAM trip

Kathmandu, October 15:

Gulf Air, represented by events & hospitality executive, Suzan Younis, brought a group of journalists from various publications of the Middle East on a tourism familiarisation from October 11 to 14.

The team comprising Hassna Mukhtar (Arab News), Merza Al Khuwaildi (A’Sharq Al Awsat), Edward Smith (Ohlala magazine), K Ashok Kumar (Malayalam News), Lis O’Reilly (Gulf Weekly Newspaper), Bedour Al Malki (Sayidati magazine), George Middleton (Bahrain This Month magazine), Alistair Baptista (Gulf Daily News), Mary Miller (Bahrain Traveller),and Bonny Mascarenhas (Bahrain Tribune) put up for four days at Gokarna Forest Resort and visited various sites, including Pashupati temple, Bouddha, Swayambhu, Patan Durbar Square and Patan Museum.

The journalists also visited The Dwarika’s Hotel, Summit Hotel, New Orleans Café, and Club Himalaya. Nepal Tourism Board gave the group a presentation and the ‘Experience of a Lifetime to visit Nepal’ was the feeling conveyed by the visiting media team.

A high point of the trip was the Everest Mountain flight on Yeti Airlines.

Suman Sachdev, Gokarna Forest Resort director said during the tour completion ceremony,

“This was an opportune time to follow up Nepal’s participation in the Arabian Travel Market earlier this year. With Gulf Air’s daily flights to Kathmandu and good connections around the Middle East, we can be assured that the exposure Nepal gets from this effort will result in an increase of visitors from the whole Middle East and specifically from Bahrain and the east coast of Saudi Arabia.”

The journalists were also captivated by the scenic beauty of Gokarna Forest Resort and its efforts for responsible eco-tourism. “We are already listed as an ‘Eco Hotel of the World’, and are excited at what the future holds for us,” said Vikram Singh, general manager of the resort.