KATHMANDU: The Nepal Sales Mission in Europe 2019 has concluded successfully with fruitful networking sessions of Nepali inbound tour operators with European outbound tour operators and travel media at Warsaw, Vienna and Munich.

The Sales Mission was organized by the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) with participation of two leading inbound tour operators from Nepal namely: The Explore Nepal and Intertours Nepal.

Since, sales mission is one of the effective ways to build new and existing relationships with the tourism industry professionals as it creates platform to meet, network and build relationships with focused group under one roof, NTB in its endeavor of promoting Nepal in international source markets has adopted this mission as one of the major promotional instruments, the tourism promotional body said in a press statement.

Speaking at the event organized in Munich on May 31, ambassador of Nepal to Germany Ramesh Prasad Khanal said that the aim of the sales mission was to strengthen and broaden the business ties of Nepal with the travel trade fraternity of Europe.

Nepal has always remained a must-see destination amidst the European travelers; and adventure tourism has been a central point for such attraction, he added.

The Munich event was the third leg of Nepal Sales Mission in Europe. Earlier the missions were organized in Warsaw and Vienna respectively.

In all the events, business networking sessions were conducted and destination presentations were made to the invitees showcasing the unique tourist attraction elements of Nepal.

Diwakar Bickram Rana, Senior Manager from Nepal Tourism Board, briefed the tour operators about various tourism activities that Nepal possesses which could help enable the outbound tour operators of Europe to sell Nepal as an individual tourism destination in itself.

Europe remains one of the top markets of this growth possessing 21 percent of market share in total tourist arrivals. There was a growth of 23.3 percent in 2018 with 243,284 tourist arrivals from European Markets over 2017.