KATHMANDU, Sep 17 : PATA Nepal Chapter Chairman, Mr. Suman Pandey received “Best Engagement with Young Tourism Professionals” PATA Chapter Award during the PATA Board Dinner and Chapter Awards Presentation on 16th September.
This Next Gen. Engagement Award is one of the prestigious acknowledgements by PATA to the Chapter that shows great dedication and contribution in engaging with the NextGen, to promote tourism industry among the young tourism professionals.
Mr. Suman Pandey, Chairman of PATA Nepal chapter informed that the platforms like PTM would help Nepal to promote its products and destinations among global visitors. He added-“In the past years, only a few companies used to participate in travel mart and fairs.
Nowadays, it is attended by Nepal Airlines, Nepal Tourism Board and other government-led organization. The public-private participants have helped largely to promote Nepal.”
Addressing a media briefing at the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, the official venue for the event, NTB CEO, Mr. Deepak Raj Joshi emphasized that Nepal is committed to broadening tourism offerings and diversifying visitor source markets. “Nowadays, tourism has become an art of storytelling. Globally, photography has become popular for storytelling. Nepal is no more exception. Hence, we need to promote tourism through photography, Joshi said at the media briefing.
He informed the forum that Nepal is holding pre-world cup paragliding next year. “Travelling Nepal is very rewarding thought. Although we are limited in the infrastructure, we have everything to offer,” he said. He observed the positive interests among the delegates from around the world for the nation’s own brand “Himalayan Travel Mart” held in June 2017 and invited to the international community to visit Nepal.
Mr. Suresh Singh Budal, CEO of PATA Nepal Chapter expressed that receiving the Best PATA Chapter Awards is a matter of pride and encouragement for Nepal Chapter to do more better in the days to come. The interaction with delegates from around the world at PTM2017 shows that international community is very interested towards Nepal and PATA Nepal’s recent initiatives like Inviting Influencers/ Bloggers/Media on FAM Trips, the Himalayan Travel Mart, Engagement with NextGen Tourism Professionals, Human Capital Development programs, etc. has definitely added the value towards the promotion of the Nepali Tourism.