KATHMANDU: The 3rd edition of Himalayan Travel Mart is slated to be held at Soaltee Crown Plaza, Kathmandu, on June 7. The two-day event has been expected to offer a unique platform for marketing and promotion of tourism products and services with global buyers and sellers, the organizer said on Sunday.

The Himalayan Travel Mart (HTM) which was launched and successfully organized since 2017 with the theme and vision to establish Nepal as the “Gateway to the Himalayas” is Nepal’s premier international travel and tourism trade.

The first two editions of HTM in the year 2017 and 2018 attracted 225 foreign delegates from 53 different countries and 170 foreign delegates from 36 countries respectively.

“With renewed zeal and enthusiasm following the two remarkably successful editions of HTM in the year 2017 and 18, we have been fully energized with a focus in intensifying the value for our stakeholders for the 3rd Himalayan Travel Mart as it is (HTM) is now a popular brand for the promotion of tourism and we are receiving overwhelming responses and interests for participation from many tourism source markets” said PATA Nepal Chapter Chairman, Sunil Sakya.

“The Himalayan Travel Mart has been established as the nation’s major International Travel Trade Show and this B2B event has been able to promote and showcase Nepal’s tourism offerings to the world”, said the CEO of Nepal Tourism Board, Deepak Raj Joshi.

PATA Nepal Chapter had conceptualized this HTM B2B Mart with an aim to facilitate the business and networking opportunities between Himalayan Sellers (from India, Nepal, China (Tibet Autonomous Region), Pakistan, Bhutan and Myanmar and Global Buyers (from Europe, North America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Russia and CIS countries, Asia, Africa and the Middle East).