Nepal will be hosting the world congress of the International Hotel and Restaurant Association (IHRA) in the first week of December, 2011. The IHRA with 300,000 hotels and 800,000 restaurants worldwide as its members was founded in 1946 as an international trade organization representing the interests of hotels and restaurants. Nepal had won the bid for hosting the IHRA World Congress for the year 2011 during the IHRA’s 47th annual congress held in Belgrade, Serbia fin January, 2010. Prime Minister Khanal has promised all possible support to the event and expressed hope that the event would help promote the ongoing Nepal Tourism Year 2011.
The last IHRA world congress in Kathmandu was held way back in 1968.