In the spirit of cooperation and friendship, PATA and I support this event, and look forward to help in making it memorable for all participants.Read More
On behalf of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), I would like to welcome all delegates to the Himalayan Travel Mart 2017 being held in Kathmandu, Nepal 1-4 June 2017.
This inaugural event, which is an initiative of the PATA Nepal Chapter and hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation, is organised with the Nepal Tourism Board, and supported by PATA and other leading Tourism Organizations.
PATA, established in 1951, is celebrating over 65 years of service to the travel and tourism industries, and the PATA Nepal Chapter,since it’s inception in 1975, has on behalf of it’s private and public sector members, and the tourism community, championed thestrategic goals of PATA in terms of Marketing Opportunities, Heritage Conservation, Workshops, Trainings and Seminars. This industry support also included hosting the PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart in 2010 and 2011. The Himalayan Travel Mart therefore is a continuation of this commitment to the development of responsible and sustainable tourism in Nepal and the region.
Together with the International Travel Bloggers & Media Conference on the 1st of June, and the HTM Conference on the 2nd of June, including presentations from leading industry advocates, we are sure that this business to business event will attract buyers, sellers and industry professionals from around the world with an interest in Nepal and the Himalayan Region.
I encourage industry delegates attending the Himalaya Travel Mart 2017 to also enjoy the many attractions on offer, from the beautiful mountainous scenery to the UNESCO World Heritage sites, as well as the unique culture and cuisines of the country, while experiencingthe warm and friendly hospitality of the Nepalese communities.
In the spirit of cooperation and friendship, PATA and I support this event, and look forward to help in making it a memorable occasion for all participants. I take this opportunity to wish you all every success for a productive and enjoyable Himalaya Travel Mart 2017.
We believe, the event will speed up the recovery of our tourism and also establish Nepal as the Gateway to the Himalaya.Read More
Himalayan Travel Mart, HTM is being organized from 1-4 June, 2017 in Kathmandu, Nepal and it shall be a grand Tourism Event to put Nepal; Back on Top of the World. We believe, the event will speed up the recovery of our tourism and also establish Nepal as the Gateway to the Himalaya.
Through the participation of International Buyers, Sellers, Media and Travel Bloggers we want to show the world that Nepal is an event friendly destination and a niche destination for Nature, Culture & Adventure. Considering the importance of Travel Bloggers in promotion of a Destination, we have organized the International Travel Bloggers & Media Conference on 1 June, 2017.
For a long time, Nepal has been instrumental in promoting the tourism of the entire Himalayan Region and we are honored to have the International Buyers and Sellers doing business on the Himalaya Region come together in one platform for the first time.
On behalf of PATA Nepal Chapter and the HTM Team, I am delighted to extend a warm welcome to all the participants and wish you all a prosperous and successful event.
Enjoy your stay in Nepal!
“The Himalayan Travel Mart is an opportunity for all of us to explore the new initiatives and avenues in the tourism industry.”Read More
It is a great honor and privilege for me to welcome distinguished Delegates. Guests, Experts , Travel and Tourism Organizations at the Himalayan Travel Mart to be organized from June 1-4, 2017 in Kathmandu- a city of temples and World Heritage Site of Nepal.
The Himalayan Travel Mart is a forum for international travel trade entrepreneurs to exchange creative ideas about their business, to discuss about the changing pattern of doing business and to promote their business. Nepal is not only the hub of adventure activities; it is also a mosaic of different cultures, languages, traditions and scenic beauty. The idea behind Himalayan Travel Mart is also to showcase the hidden treasures of Nepal that have not been fully exposed to international travel trade industry. Nepal is well known internationally as a country of Mt. Everest and Lord Buddha. But there are so many things to see in Nepal apart from mountains and temples. To experience Nepal fully, your presence in Nepal is inevitable.
The Himalayan Travel Mart is an opportunity for all of us to explore the new initiatives and avenues in the tourism industry. It is about everything related with tourism. We seek your participation to make this event productive and beneficial to tourism industry as whole.
Looking forward to see you in Kathmandu.
“I am extremely honored to welcome all the Delegates and Participants of the Himalayan Travel Mart 2017, HTM to Kathmandu, Nepal.”Read More
I am extremely honored to welcome all the Delegates and Participants of the Himalayan Travel Mart 2017, HTM to Kathmandu, Nepal.
The Himalayan Travel Mart is the ideal platform for the Tourism connoisseurs to meet and exchange ideas on the growth of Nepal and the Himalayan Tourism. With the participation of International Buyers & Sellers, Media & Guests, I am confident the HTM will serve the purpose of re-defining Adventure Tourism and establishing Nepal as the Gateway to the Himalaya.
It is my pleasure to inform you that Nepal Airlines Corporation is adding two wide bodied A330 Aircraft to our existing fleet. Nepal Airlines is currently flying to Kuala Lumpur, Doha, Hong Kong, Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Bangkok and Dubai. By 2018 we will be flying to 12 routes. We aim to connect Nepal to 10 countries by 2018 and we look forward to serving you on your flights.
My best wishes to you for a successful business venture and enjoy the warm hospitality of the people of Nepal.
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