Kathmandu, November 4 Nepal will be using the forum of the British Parliament for publicity of Visit Nepal Year 2020. Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai has already reached the UK in this connection and he will make announcement about the Visit Year from the British House of Lords (Upper House) on November 7, the Visit Year Secretariat stated. Officials from the Secretariat and Nepal Tourism Board are accompanying the tourism minister. A special programme for promotion of Visit Nepal Year is scheduled to take place at the British Upper House on November 7 on the occasion of annual World Travel Market. World Travel Market considered as the world’s biggest travel show formally kicked off today. The three-day event, Nepal’s tourism and Nepalese cuisine will be exhibited. On the occasion, those British nationals with their contribution to the development and promotion of Nepal’s tourism will be honoured with the ‘The Himalayan Travel Award-2019’ and it will be the major attraction of the event. There is a schedule for appointing Joanna Lumley, noted British actress, author and activist, British politician Sandeep Kumar Verma of Indian origin and the Indian- born successful British businessman Gopichand Paramanand Hinduja the ‘goodwill ambassadors’ for the Visit Nepal Year 2020. British tour operators that have been sending highest number of tourists to Nepal for a long time will be awarded by Minister Bhattarai on the occasion. Likewise, certificate of appreciation will be distributed to those contributing to tourism promotion of Nepal such as Steve Berry (Mountain Kingdom), Michael Wate (Aviara Travel) and Roberts Goodwin among others. The ‘Himalayan Award’ will be given to hotel entrepreneur Ramesh Arora, foreigners promoting Nepal’s tourism through their respective professions such as Marcus Cotton, Robin Marston and Colonel Jimmy Roberts.
Nepal announcing VNY 2020 from UK Parliament
Published: 02:59 pm Nov 05, 2019