Qatar airways celebrated recognition of Kathmandu as fifth top travel destination


27th Oct, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU, Oct 27: Qatar Airways organized a celebration for this recognition and achievement with NTB, NATTA and Travel Fraternity of Kathmandu on 25th October, attended by top travel agents of Nepal. Qatar Airways plays a major role in bringing tourists to Nepal with its four daily flights allowing easy connections to 150 destinations to Europe and the USA.

Jayaprakash Nair, Qatar Airways Country Manager, acknowledged NTB, NATTA and Travel Fraternity of KTM for their efforts towards Nepal receiving this milestone recognition and for helping promote Nepal to reach its goal of two million tourists in 2020.

According to Deepak Raj Joshi, NTB CEO, “this is a collaborative effort and success from the Government, NTB, Airlines and Travel and Tourism Fraternity of Nepal.” C.N Pandey, President of NATTA congratulated stakeholders for Nepal’s success towards tourism and travel. “He assured full support of Travel and Tourism sector in promoting Nepal as one of the best tourism destinations in 2019.

Kathmandu was announced as the fifth top travel destination for 2019 by Lonely Planet. Lonely Planet writes, “In the aftermath of the 2015 earthquake, news reports from Kathmandu showed a city broken and in mourning, but today the narrative is all about reconstruction and rejuvenation. Sure, there’s work to do restoring the magnificent monuments that crumbled during the disaster, but historic sites are being returned to their former glory, and moves to calm the city’s infamous traffic, smog and noise have made Kathmandu more livable than it has been in decades. There’s even reliable electricity and Wi-Fi as bonus creature comforts in the atmospheric and maze-like alleyways of the old city.”

Nepal’s culture, diversity, hospitality, adventure and beauty, acknowledged by the international travel community will certainly be a boon for the upcoming tourism year 2020.