Deepak Raj Joshi, CEO of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), has been honored with IIPT Champions in Challenge Award 2018.
The award was given away by International Institute for Peace through Travel and Tourism at the International Travel Crisis Management Summit (ITCMS) in London. CEO Joshi is the first Nepali to receive the award.
According to organizer, CEO Joshi has been honored in recognition of his continuous hard work and success in bringing and bouncing back the tourism in Nepal. As Joshi was appointed CEO of NTB during a very crisis period, the award is given to his leadership during the crisis phase.
ITCMS was first organized in 2016. “After the first event, it was clear that not only was an international event needed annually, but also regional events to cover the indigenous requirements in a practical manner through workshops as well as sessions, panels and debates,” the organizers said on its website.
The summit brought together leading figures from across the globe, along with officials, politicians, ministers, PR and insurance professionals, journalists, assistance and crisis management experts, who shared best practices, discuss emergent threats and post-event communications.