KATHMANDU: Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) along with 37 private sector companies made a successful participation at the 27th edition of South Asian Travel and Trade Exchange (SATTE). The event held in India Exposition Mart in Greater Noida from January 8 is the South Asia’s leading travel and tourism show supported by the Indian Ministry of Tourism and United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

SATTE, a leading B2B travel event, had an outstanding participation of 1,050 exhibitors, buyers from over 50 countries.

The expo was inaugurated by Prahalad Singh Patel, Minister of State for Tourism and Culture, government of India. With a focus on building new business partnerships, the 3-day expo had networking on the current trends in the industry.

Keeping up with their usual performance, SATTE 2020 delivered an exciting line-up of conferences to enlighten the industry. It hosted a series of sessions and workshops presented and led by high profile speakers and industry stalwarts covering topics and trends from all aspects of the industry.

NTB’s erstwhile CEO, Deepak Raj Joshi also made his presentation on Adventure Tourism: Unlocking New Avenues”. Other conferences on MICE tourism, discussions on tourism and jobs, corporate travel, simplification of E-visas, destination weddings etc were also the crowd pullers.

All in all, it was a forum for decision makers, the largest global travel and tourism companies and their peers in South Asia region as well as representatives of Government Agencies and the Indian tourism market; all under one roof with an aim of promoting their tourism offerings and establishing commercial and business partnerships.

Nepal stall saw overwhelming queries on Visit Nepal 2020 and its offers. India is the largest source market for Nepal.