Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Society of Travel and Tour Operators (SOTTO) Nepal jointly organized Nepal Sales Mission in Ahmedabad, Surat, and Pune on July 2, 4 and 6 respectively aiming at promoting Nepal in west India. The program was supported by Nepal Airlines that connects Mumbai to Kathmandu catering directly to cities of West India. The 3 city roadshows attracted 210 Indian tour operators who interacted with 13 Nepalese tour operators to get the best business deal and packages.
During the destination presentation by NTB, Leisure, pilgrimage, Casinos, shopping and adventure were highlighted.
Sunil Sharma, Sr. Manager –NTB, highlighted different products and attractions and added that ' places like Pashupatinath, Muktinath and Janakpur is already seeing increased interests due to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to these places lately' while making a detailed destination presentation.
Bimal Kadel, Manager NTB emphasized that ' Nepal is a tourism hub of South Asia, Pioneer in Adventure Tourism and Gateway to the Himalayas including Kailash Mansarover ' and highlighted the experience and brand value of the country.
Anil Lama, President of SOTTO Nepal, highlighted aim of the sales mission and requested their Indian counterparts for mutual partnership and cooperation for tourism promotion on basis of reciprocity.