Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) along with four private companies recently participated at the international tourism fair BIT(Borsa Internationale del Turismo) Fair-2011 held in the Italian city of Milan from 17 to 20 February, 2011.Tourism agents and operators from 130 countries showcased their products at the fair. Nearly 25,000 visitors attended the fair.
Sindhupalchowk district, with its Sherpa settlements, mountains and glaciers, has set a target of welcoming 40,000 international tourists on yearly basis by 2020. District Development Committee, Sindhu Panch Pokhari Development Committee and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) proposed the target as a part of the district´s tourism master plan.The plan has identified 10 destinations for trekking and prospective sites for eco-tourism, agro-tourism and water based activities among others in the district. It also proposes to develop water-based activities in Bhotekoshi and Sunkoshi rivers.
According to a news item posted on NTB’s website the Government of Nepal is offering NRS 500,000/- to any organizer holding a MICE event with more than 100 foreign participants in Nepal. The participants should enter Nepal via air. The report further says that the government would offer the cash to the organization upon submission of relevant documents as evidence within seven days of completion of the event.
A photo exhibition showcasing places of tourist interest in Nepal & Russia has been organized by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Russian Culture Center (RCC) in Kathmandu. The exhibition which began on 23rd January will run till 3rd February 2011. The organizers are hopeful that this will help boost tourism in both the countries.
As part of the promotional campaign for Nepal tourism Year 2011, a program was organized by the Nepalese Embassy and Nepal Tourism Board on December 10th, in Stockholm, Sweden. During the program Swedish personalities and organizations who have contributed in the promotion of Nepalese culture and tourism in Sweden were felicitated. High ranking Swedish officials, summiteers, academicians, tourism entrepreneurs, travel writers, hoteliers and Nepalese and Swedish nationals attended the program. Among those felicitated were climbers who had summitted Nepalese peaks, Presidents of Swedish Alpine Club, Swedish Climbing Federation, Swedish Mountain Guide Organization and Sweden Nepal Society.