NTB CEO elected Chairman of Government Committee of PATA


21st May, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU, May 21: Deepak Raj Joshi, Chief Executive Officer of Nepal Tourism Board has been unanimously elected as the Chairman for the Destination/Government Committee of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) for the 2018-2019 during the PATA Annual Summit held at Gangnueng, Gangwon Province in the Republic of Korea from 17-20th May 2018.PATA Destination Committee comprisesmembers of 95 governments, state and tourism boards.

After the high appreciation and recognition for his contribution and leadership for the rapid and robust recovery from Nepal’s weakened tourism sector, such a well-deserved positioning of Mr. Joshi as the Chairman was applauded by the attendees of the summit. This is the first ever that Nepal has received the Chairmanship of Destination Committee since the last 5 decades of association with PATA.

As Asia Pacific is attracting the high-interest in global tourism map, Nepal’s destination image is enhanced more by this election and Nepalese tourism industry has firm believed that it will certainly help to gain some positive impacts in Nepal’s inbound tourism.

Speaking in the program, Mr. Joshi showed his commitment to make the best use of this platform to synergies the positive efforts of all members for the larger benefit of tourism industry. Highlighting the need to focus on sustainability, he further said “tourism will be sustainable only when we share the benefit together and care the destinations together”

Founded in1951, PATA is a non-for-profit membership association that acts a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism to from and within the Asia Pacific Region. The association provides aligned advocacy, insightful research and innovative events to its member organizations, comprising 95 governments, state, and city tourism bodies, 25 international airlines and airports, 108 hospitality organizations, 72 educational institutions, and hundreds of travel industry companies in Asia Pacific and beyond, as well as over a hundred young tourism professional members across the world.