NTB and SOTTO organize Nepal Sales Mission in Indian cities


8th Jul, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU, July 08: Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Society of Travel and Tour Operators (SOTTO) Nepal jointly organized Nepal Sales Mission in Ahmedabad, Surat, and Pune on July 2, 4 and 6 with the aim of promoting Nepal in West India. The program was supported by Nepal Airlines which connects Mumbai to Kathmandu catering directly to cities of West India.

Around 210 Indian tour operators interacted with 13 Nepali tour operators in the three events, in which the Nepali tour operators provided their Indian counterparts with the best offers, business deal and packages.

Leisure, pilgrimage, casinos, shopping and adventure were the chief tourism products highlighted during the destination presentation made by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB). NTB had hired an event company named Pack N Travel to invite the local trades to the events. Rudrakshas and Shivalingas were distributed and pilgrimage places like Pashuptinath, Muktinath and Manakamana and Janakpur were highlighted during the program.

Mr. Anil Lama, President of SOTTO Nepal, highlighted aim of the sales mission and requested their Indian counterparts for mutual partnership and cooperation for tourism promotion on basis of reciprocity.

Nepal Airlines provided round trip Mumbai-Kathmandu air tickets for 4 persons in Ahmedabad and Surat and another 2 tickets on round trip Delhi-Kathmandu route. Similarly, the private tour operators also provided 9 door prizes to 18 lucky winners in Pune which included offers ranging from Everest flight, paragliging, Muktinath Darshan, Pokhara, Chitwan, Nagarkot and city tours for couples.

At the program in Surat on 4 July, Mr. Himanshu Pathak, President of South Gujarat Travel Agents' Association has earlier committed to provide mutual cooperation for tourism business promotion. Similarly Mr. Rajendra Deshpande Director of IATA Agents Association of India (IAAI) and Dr. Vishwas Kelkar, Director of Travel Agents Association of Pune (TAAP) also spoke on the program of Pune on 6 July and assure their partnership for tourism promotion. Mr. Ajit Patil Director of Enterprise Travel Agents Association (ETAA) had also attended the program and interacted with the Nepalese travel companies.