President Bhandari inaugurates Himalayan Travel Mart, 2017

3rd Jun, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, June 3: In a bid to give message to the world market that Nepal is the gateway to Himalayas, the Himalayan Travel Mart, 2017 kicked off in the capital on Friday.

President Bidhya Devi Bhandari inaugurated the conference being organized with the theme of 'Nepal Gateway to the Himalayas'.

Addressing the conference, President Bhandari expressed the confidence that the mart would be useful to promote Nepal's tourism in the world.

She also said that infrastructure development should be prioritized for the development of tourism sector adding that the conference would deliver message to the world that Nepal is safe for tourists even after the 'Gurkha Earthquake'.

The President said that Nepal is one of the best destinations for the tourists in the world.

On the occasion, keynote speaker and Managing Director of Air India Ashwini Lohani said that information technology, security and connectivity should be Nepal's priority for development of tourism infrastructure.

As high as 250 representatives from 53 countries took part on Friday in the mart organized by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Pacific Asia Travels Association (PATA) Nepal Chapter.