During the workshop organized by PATA Nepal Chapter from 13th to 16th January 2014, Mr. Bert Van Walbeek, also known as Dr. MICE in the global tourism industry trained the skills of Modern Destination Marketing Management and Writing Winning Proposals, to the aspiring professionals of Nepalese Tourism. During the event, PATA Students’ Chapter Nepal and Friends of PATA Media Pool were also launched.
Mr. Subash Niroula CEO, NTB and Mr. Ramesh Dhamala, President of TAAN offering membership pins and khadas to the members of newly launched PATA Students Chapter Nepal
Mr. Walbeek from Winning Edge conducted the effective workshop on Modern Destination Marketing Management on 13th and 14th January, and simultaneously the workshop on Writing Winning Proposal was carried out on 16th and 17th January, at Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management (NATHM), Rabi Bhawan. 205 participants from Tourism Industry including Hoteliers, Travel Agents, Tour Operators, and people from other fraternities such as Media Houses and Business Institutions actively participated in the workshop.
Mr. Walbeek training to create the Magical Moments
Before beginning the first workshop, PATA Nepal Chapter also initiated PATA Students Chapter Nepal which includes 30 bright students from 6 different colleges, schooling Tourism, Hotel Management and Hospitality. Mr. Suman Pandey, the Chairman of PATA Nepal Chapter, in his opening speech said, “These students are the future leaders of the Tourism and Hospitality in Nepal.” He added, “PATA Nepal Chapter’s motive behind launching this Students’ Chapter is to provide an international exposure to the new aspiring students and to encourage them for the leadership as a Generation Next Program.” Mr. Subash Niroula, CEO of Nepal Tourism Board and Mr Ramesh Dhamala, President of TAAN welcomed the students by offering them with Membership Pins and Khadas. CEO of NTB, Niroula said, “Potential leaders to reconstruct and re-empower every sectors of Tourism are highly required and hence these sorts of workshops would play a vital role to achieve what we require.” Mr. Ramesh Dhamala, President of TAAN expressed TAAN’s anticipation to strengthen and develop the Tourism Industry of Nepal working in synergy with NTB, PATA and Nepal Airlines Corporation.
Team Explore Himalaya participates in the workshop- With Mr. Suman Pandey ( Chairman PATA Nepal Chapter/President Explore Himalaya) and Dr. MICE, Mr. Bert Van Walbeek
Similarly, before commencing the Workshop on Writing Winning Proposal on 15th January, Friends of PATA Media Pool was launched. Chairman of PATA Nepal Chapter Mr. Pandey, offered the pins of membership and Khadas to 30 members from different media houses.
Ms. Nandini Lahe Thapa offering the token of love to Mr. Walbeek during the closing ceremony
During the closing ceremony, Mrs. Nandini Lahe Thapa, Vice President of PATA Nepal Chapter and Director of Nepal Tourism Board, affirmed the importance of team work and highlighted the need of such workshops for the management team of every Tourism related company. Chairman of PATA Nepal Chapter highlighted PATA Nepal Chapter’s role in building business, brand, network, people and insights for its 105 members since its inception in 1975. He also thanked NTB, TAAN, NAC, NATHM, PATA Team and all participants for their contribution in making the work a grand success in his closing speech.
Participants equipped with valuable mantras of modern marketing, effective communication and writing winning proposals
I am not the type of person that would usually take a trip from Beijing to Kathmandu by land. I had no idea what international travel was like or how difficult it can be gaining entry into Tibet. In fact I still don’t because Explore Himalaya made it easy for me.
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