KATHMANDU, Jan 31: The Adventure Sports Asia Expo (ASEA) 2018 has concluded at Hotel Four Points Sheraton in Delhi on Jan 29. The Expo, first of its kind, took place between Jan 27 – 29 and had the participation of Nepal for its promotion as the ultimate destination for adventure tourism.
Seven companies from the private sector tourism industry of Nepal, Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Airlines, and PATA Nepal Chapter represented Nepal at the Expo. Private companies at the Expo were: Adventure Outdoor Treks and Expeditions, Everest Summit Lodges, High Ground Adventures Nepal, Himalaya Kailash Travels and Tours Pvt. Ltd., Himalayan Holidays Trekking, Incentive Holidays, and Nepal Sanctuary Treks.
PATA Chairman, Sunil Shakya, presented the attractions of Nepal during the Expo including the various adventure sport activities popular in Nepal like trekking, mountaineering, rafting, kayaking, paragliding, sky diving, etc.
CEO of Nepal Tourism Board, Deepak Raj Joshi, along with PATA Chairman, Sunil Shakya; Joint Secretary of PATA Nepal, Bibhu Thakur; and Founding President of Nepal River Conservation Trust, Megh Ale, were awarded during the Expo for their dedication and commitment to quality and responsible tourism.
The Expo was conducted with the aim to catalyze the growth of adventure sports and responsible tourism by bringing together world-class gear and equipment makers, expert trainers, best practices and technology advancement. The various representatives from Nepal were able to shine light on the potential for adventure tourism in Nepal using compelling presentations in the international gathering, endorsed by prominent international bodies like the Adventurer Travel Trade Association (ATTA).
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