NTB goes full steam abroad

Kathmandu, January 19:

With the interim constitution in place after the peace accord, the next important step is to inform the world community about the improved safety and security situation in Nepal in order to revive the tourism sector.

It is towards this objective that a press conference was organised in Stuttgart, Germany on January 15 to disseminate information on Nepali tourism. At the press meet Reinhold Messner, the first person to climb all the 14 above 8,000 m high mountains invited Germans to visit Nepal and “be blessed with the experience of a lifetime”.

Madan Kumar Bhattarai, the Nepali ambassador to Germany and Ann Katrin Bauknecht, honorary Nepalese consul general spoke at length on the changed scenario in Nepal after the signing of the historic Peace Accord.

Later in the evening, Messner delivered a lecture to about 400 businessmen, punctuating it frequently with his experiences in Nepal, informed a press release of the Nepal Tourism Board.

Meanwhile in London the same day, a documentary ‘Nepal - Journey’s on the Roof of the World’ was screened at the Nepal Embassy Hall.

The documentary film, produced by 73 Films with support from Nepal Tourism Board, captured various tourism activities like river rafting, trekking, village tour, sight seeing, jungle safari, Dashain festival, and Nepali life style. About 80 dignitaries from Nepali diaspora, media, and Nepal Loving Britons attended the programme.

The chief guest of the programme Dipendra P Bista, Charge De Affairs, Nepali embassy in UK, honoured 73 Films team with a letter of appreciation on behalf of Nepal Tourism Board. Stephan Sherman, producer and director of the film, shared his experiences of 14 months of work while making the film in Nepal.