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Nepal hosts travel mart to promote tourism

IANS  |  Kathmandu 

The third edition of "Travel Mart 2019" has been kicked off in under the theme "Nepal, Gateway to the Himalayas" to promote tourism of the country.

on Thursday inaugurated the tourism gala event which aims to facilitate networking and business opportunities among global tourism and hospitality organisations and individuals, the reported.

"Such events are important to help to achieve the national goal of Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali," the said while addressing the show, adding that the event would contribute to upgrade the status of from the least developed country to a developing country.

He also took the occasion to mention that are important for the earth and whole mankind, and called out for joint efforts to save them.

This year, over 400 representatives from around 40 including Nepal are participating in the four-day event organised by in association with Travel Association (PATA) Nepal chapter and different tourism-related organisations.

The event comes at a time when Nepal is marking 2020 as Visit Nepal Year with a target of welcoming 2 million foreign tourists.

In 2018, Nepal received 1.1 million foreign tourists among which and were the biggest tourism source markets.

According to the organiser, the premium tourism mart brings together international tourism experts, professionals, influencers, renowned adventurers, and national and international thought leaders and industry stakeholders. They will be discussing contemporary issues, trends, challenges and opportunities for the development of tourism under different sessions.

The event will conclude on Sunday.



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First Published: Sat, June 08 2019. 07:56 IST