Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) organized Nepal Sales Mission in three major Australian cities: Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane between July 2 and 5, 2018.
The sales mission was organized in coordination with Hotel Association Nepal (HAN).
Issuing a statement, NTB said that it promoted nature, culture, wildlife and adventure activities of Nepal in the Australian cities. “In addition to Mt. Everest, Lumbini, Himalayas and adventure, we also portrayed Nepal as the center of peace and harmony, spirituality, yoga and meditation,” NTB said in the statement, adding that cultural heritage of Nepal was also featured prominently in the show.
The sales mission also promoted Visit Nepal Year 2020 campaign and highlighted the most conducive environment in Nepal for travel.
Laxman Gautam, senior manager of NTB, made detailed presentations on various facets of tourism in Nepal to wholesaler travel agents in all the three cities.
Honorary Consulate of Victoria Chandra Yonzan welcomed participants in Melbourne, while Honorary Consulate of New South Wales Deepak Khadka and Honorary Public Relations Representative of NTB for Queensland Swotantra Pratap Shah made welcome remarks in Sydney and Brisbane, respectively.
The NTB delegation also made a presentation to Australian business personalities, US Consulate based in Victoria, some Members of Parliament of the State of Victoria in Melbourne in a dinner session of investment forum organized jointly by Nepal Embassy in Australia and Nepal’s Consulate Office in Victoria. In addition, it also organized a media conference in Sydney.
According to NTB, the sales mission attracted more than 130 tour operators and 20 media representatives in the three cities. NTB also awarded free Nepal trip to winners of lucky draw conducted in each city.
“NTB has identified Australia as a country with huge potential for market expansion. 33,371 Australian visitors visited Nepal in the year 2017 and the market is expanding in a good pace,” the NTB added in the statement.