NTB successfully conducted UK Sales mission

5th Jun, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, June 5: The Nepal Tourism Travel Summit in UK concluded with fruitful networking session between Nepalese and UK industry professionals helping compatible partners discover each other.

The Summit wound up on a high note at its last event held in Manchester, UK on 4th June 2018.This was the final round of summit that began in the city of Belfast, UK on  May 29th 2018 marking the Sagarmatha Day, followed by Edinburgh  on May 31st 2018.  

The summit witnessed the conglomeration of officials from Nepal Embassy in London,  Media person, tourism experts, tour operators from Nepal and UK in all three cities. The summit brought together more than 130 travel professionals and media  to learn and discuss on how Nepal Tourism can be catapulted to fresh heights. Given the growing popularity of Nepal in UK, this summit at the advent of summer in UK  provided an ideal platform for fresh promotions with destination updates to the outbound tour operators, media people and those concerned in UK. A recently launched 'accessible trail' was introduced amidst the gathering which was well appreciated by tour operators. Nepal has developed first ever accessible trekking trail in Asia with the notion 'tourism for all'.

With the focus on creating destination awareness, a special presentation was made by Mr. Hikmat Singh Ayer, Senior Director, Nepal Tourism Board amidst the gathering.  Travel agents, tour operators, and media in attendance were excited to receive the information presented by Nepal, which opened up new business exchanges and tour products for Nepal and the UK  travel trade. The event was enlivened with a lucky draw prize for 2 invitees in each city with 6nights/7days holiday package to Nepal.

The UK remains a strong outbound market for Nepal. UK travelers seek for adventure experience mostly off the beaten track. Further, they look for intensely personal experiences by participating and engaging with the locals to gain insight into their way of life. According to the data of 2017, the tourist arrivals from UK is 51,058 out of total number of 940,218 tourists which was higher as compared to the tourist arrivals of 46,295 out of total tourist arrival of 753,002 in 2016.