Nepal in full strength at ITB

Kathmandu, March 12:

Nepal Tourism Board along with 15 other private sector participants represented Nepal at the 41st ITB Berlin, world’s leading trade show held at the Berlin Exhibition Grounds from March 7 to 11.

A total of 10,923 companies, ranging from service providers such as hotels and airlines to tour operators from 184 countries represented their tourism attractions on a display area

measuring some 160,000 square metres.

Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) made a special ‘Naturally Nepal’ presentation at ITB Berlin on Friday, said an NTB press release here.

On the occasion, world renowned climber Wolfgang Nairz made a presentation on Nepal.

Thanking Germany not just for its support as a major donor and development partner but for developing Nepal’s first tourism master plan, secretary of culture, tourism and civil aviation, Madhav Prasad Ghimire emphasised the fact that peace had returned to Nepal after the popular movement.

Nepal’s ambassador to Germany Madan Kumar Bhattarai also spoke of the changed security situation in Nepal. NTB felicitated Nairz and Dil Gurung, honorary PRR of NTB for their support and cooperation towards tourism promotion of Nepal.

At the initiative of Nepali embassy in Germany, Ghimire met Thomas Wrinsig, member of parliament and head of South Asia Division, ministry of foreign affairs, FDR of Germany. He appraised Wrinsig of the current socio-economic and political situation in Nepal.

Other issues of socio-economic and bilateral cooperation between the two countries were also discussed, informed the release.