Nepal participated in 32nd ITE and 13th MICE Travel Expo in Hongkong

20th Jun, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, Jun 20: Nepal has participated in the 32nd International Travel Expo (ITE) & the 13th MICE Travel Expo in Hong Kong from 14-17 June 2018. The Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) and four other tourism companies represented Nepal in the global exchange program. ITE Hong Kong, the city’s only travel fair, is the successful combinations of leisure, MICE and theme travels, and visitors of trade, professional and affluent FIT; featuring of some 100 highly popular travel seminar in public days with some filling up by 200 audiences.

The two trade days had over 12000 trade and MICE visitors the rest two public days had 90000 visitors with 87 percent preferring FIT and private tours had visited the fair. ITE combines a trade fair and an FIT travel fair.

There were around 670 exhibitors of which 85 percent from abroad and about 180 exhibitors targeting MICE; some 55 participating countries and regions with around half from outside Asia. The Nepal booth attracted hundreds of visitors to her stall. The affluent travelers were presented theme travels and were also briefed about the national campaign Visit Nepal Year 2020.

Director of Nepal Tourism Board Mr. Mani Raj Lamichhane spoke with visiting press at ITE about the Visit Nepal Year 2020 and also discussed the target of bringing 2 million tourists to Nepal and expressed hopes to have the number of visitors doubled from Hong Kong SAR and China. He sought assistance from the reputed travel media from Hong Kong SAR in disseminating positive news / features about Nepal. He also spoke about Nepal's new tourism product offering in the field of gastronomy.

The participating companies were Scenic Nepal Adventure, Sathi Nepal Tours & Travel, Trekker Nepal Pvt Ltd & Travel Light Pvt. Ltd. Nepal Tourism Board was represented by Mani Raj Lamichhane, Director and Pradip Basnet, Officer while Nepal Airlines was represented by Indira Khadka, Sr. Officer and Nayan Sharma, Officer.