NTB participates in TTF Kolkata, discussions held over joint promotion of Ramayana Circuit

9th Jul, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, July 09: The Nepal Tourism Board has represented Nepal in the Travel and Tourism Fair that took place in Kolkata, India from July 6 to 8. The NTB took along 6 private travel and tour companies from Kathamndu and 5 from Mechi and Koshi regions in eastern Nepal.

During the fair, sideline meetings were also held between NTB Officials and VIP delegates of different state tourism authority of India and other countries like Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

In the joint meeting with Mr. Pramod Kumar, Minister of the Tourism Department of Bihar and the officials from Sri Lanka Tourism Board, discussion was held on joint promotion of the Ramayana Circuit across the states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Mr. Mani Raj Lamichhane, Director of NTB proposed to develop joint promotional collaterals of the circuit and to be marketed amongst the prospective pilgrims, researchers and the potential travelers.

Similarly, during the meeting with Mr. Jayanta Bhattacharya, Assistant General Manager (Commercial) of Air India, issue of high fares on Kolkata – Kathmandu route was raised. Considering the interests of the locals of Kolkata and the Nepal Government’s campaign VNY 2020, Mr. Bhattacharya mentioned that they may consider in slashing the fare and also look on the opportunities of operating the daily flights in the region.

This year’s TTF Kolkata 2018 witnessed the participation of more than 430 exhibitors from 28 Indian states and 13 countries which assembled in the fully packed halls in Netaji Indoor Stadium and Khudiram Anushilan Kendra for all three days.

Nepal received ‘Most Innovative Decoration Award’ at the conclusion of the event, for the decoration of its stall with the diverse and colorful images of its destinations and products. The Nepal stall distributed the promotional collaterals including the tourist maps, posters of Mt. Everest, Muktinath, Pashupatinath & Lumbini along with souvenir items.