KATHMANDU, Mar 12: The Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) has organized a “Canada-U.S. Sales Mission” in Seattle, Los Angeles, Toronto and Montreal. The program was conducted from 12-22 February with the aim to promote Nepal Mountain Tourism and extend tourism trade networking in USA and Canada. The event was organized in association with the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Bannikin Travel and Tourism Canada.
The TAAN delegation for the event was led by the Coordinator of Nepal Promotion and Exhibition Department, Mr. Jeevan Lama, alongside TAAN CEO Mr. Tek Bahadur Mahat. The Tourism Board was represented by its manager, Mr. Khadga Bikram Shah. Six member agencies of TAAN also participated in the program to extend their trade networking by business to business (B2B) dealings, namely Unique Adventure International Pvt. Ltd, Asian Alpine Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd, Lhasso Adventure Pvt. Ltd, Nepal Footprint Holiday Treks Pvt. Ltd, Adventure Himalayan Travels & Treks Pvt. Ltd. and Himalayan Guides Nepal Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd.
The event was marked with good participation of local travel/tour operators and great presentations from the Nepal delegates. NTB manager Mr. Khadga Bikram Shah made a presentation highlighting Nepal as an alluring destination and tried to impart great impression among the local tour operators and media on Nepal’s tourism attractions and activities. He also answered the queries raised by the media during the events. Mr. Jeevan Lama, Coordinator of TAAN, introduced all other Nepal participating companies with their specialties in tourism business and briefed the activities of TAAN in the mountain tourism sector of Nepal. He said that many visitors at those events expressed their deep interest travelling to Nepal and working with Nepal travel operators into the future.
Similarly, TAAN CEO Mr. Tek Bahadur Mahat addressed the events in Seattle and Los Angeles on behalf of TAAN. The Nepali trekking/tour operators offered door-prizes to the local tour operators on a lucky draw basis, which was one of the most exciting parts in all the events.
The Coordinator Mr. Lama has funded all his travelling expenses by himself for this sales mission tour. He added that now onward all future sales mission and travel fair coordinators will be bearing their all travelling expenses on their own as per the decision made by TAAN Executive Committee (2017-2019).
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