KATHMANDU: Nepal’s participation at the World Travel Market (WTM) 2018 at ExCel, London, concluded successfully on November 7 followed by Destination Showcase. The fair provided an ideal platform for fresh promotions, visibility of Nepal as an exotic holiday getaway, and in providing latest information and updates in the UK market.
The fair was led by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) in coordination with 32 private sector tourism companies. The delegation was led by Chief Executive Officer of Nepal Tourism Board Deepak Raj Joshi.
Private sector participants renewed their contacts and created new contacts during the fair. Nepal’s participation was bigger than previous years with bigger space centrally located with attractive stand.
Tourism professionals, tour operators, private companies, members of the media, photographers, bloggers, and content creators from Britain and around the world visited the Nepal Stall at the WTM 2018.
Nepal’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom Durga Bahadur Subedi also visited the Nepal Stall with officials from the Nepal Embassy.
On November 6, a soft launching of “Visit Nepal 2020” was held at the Nepal pavilion and honored to receive Hari Buda Magar, the international adventure hero with double amputee as a special speaker.
The biggest highlight was “Lonely Planet presenting Nepal the award for Kathmandu “the best cities to visit in 2019”. The program was attended by British tour operators, media and friends of Nepal in London, and the delegation of Nepal and Nepali tour operators.