Nepali tourism promoted at SATTE fair

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, April 25:

Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) represented Nepal in the 12th SATTE fair, a travel-tourism exhibition, held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from April 21-24. Besides giving continuation to the participation, Nepal’s participation was successful in building confidence along with repositioning of Nepal’s image and to bolster its efforts in fetching more Indian tourists to Nepal, states a press release issued by Nepal Tourism Board, today. During the event, Nepal Tourism Board addressed hundreds of queries other travel-related concerns. The craze for snow-capped mountains and Pashupatinath were the major lure for Indian tourists wishing to travel to Nepal. However, safety and security was a prime concern of all visitors who visited the Nepal stall. All necessary publicity materials and information were distributed at the Nepal stall.

A joint tourism initiative of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal through South Asian Sub-regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) has also been promoted at the fair. South Asian Sub-regional Economic Cooperation has identified Buddhism and eco-tourism products as common packages for these countries. The SATTE fair is a premier Indian travel fair and established a platform for industry people and consumers. This year the fair had invited more than 75 international buyers and nearly 200 exhibitors from a spectrum of travel and tourism-related organisations. Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Nepal Chapter coordinated Nepal’s participation along with five Nepali participants. Nepal Tourism Board in the recent times has been organising promotional programmes.