NTB participates in EMITT Tourism Fair, generating strong interest

5th Feb, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, Feb 05: Nepal received considerable interest among the travel trade sector around Mediterranean market during the four day travel and tourism fair, 22nd East Mediterranean Tourism Market, EMITT.  The fair was held in the capital city of Turkey, Istanbul from 25 to 28 January 2018.

EMITT, which is the fastest growing tourism exhibition in the region, has provided Nepal a good platform to connect to European market and more than 600 hosted buyers in the same event.  The event has been hugely successful in inviting and showcasing tourism products and service globally from more than 105 countries.

Turkish tourists have hit a record number of 9.5 million in 2017 while Nepal received 5,174 Turkish tourists in 2017, increasing rapidly from 2,713 arrivals in 2016.

Turkish Airlines, now the only airlines connecting Nepal to Europe directly, operates four flights per week connecting Nepal to Istanbul. Nepal and Turkey signed an Air Service Agreement in September 2010 that has made way for the designated flag carriers of the two countries to operate 14 flights per week each on Kathmandu- Istanbul route.

Nepal Tourism Board participated in the exhibition alongside four private companies: Makalu Adventure Pvt. Ltd, Aarya Village Travel Pvt. Ltd, Sea Links Travels and Tours Pvt. Ltd and Mountain Adventure Trekking Pvt. Ltd. The companies received 50000 in total, both local and international who grabbed the opportunity to observe globally competent destinations and products in a single platform. NTB was represented by its managers Sameer Bajracharya and Surya Thapaliya.