June 2: The Adventure Tourism Photo Exhibition organized by National Forum of Photojournalists, Nepal (NFPJ) is currently underway in the tourist city of Pokhara. The exhibition was jointly inaugurated by Tourism Minister of the Maldives Abdulla Mausoom and Nepal Tourism Board’s Chief Executive Officer Dhananjay Regmi at Hotel Grandi in Pokhara earlier this week.
Inaugurating the exhibition, the Maldives’ Tourism Minister Mausoom said that he was very happy to see the excellent photos taken by the photojournalists.
"While I am here, I feel as if I have reached all parts of Nepal," he said. NFPJ also presented a photo book to Minister Mausoom as a token of love.
Along with the Minister of Tourism of Maldives, various dignitaries from South Asia visited the exhibition. The four-day exhibition which is being held I n collaboration with PATA will conclude on Friday.
Minister Mausoom along with 250 people, including 160 guests as well as buyers and sellers from different countries arrived in Pokhara to participate in the Adventure Travel Mart and Annual Summit of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), the umbrella organization of travel associations in the Asia Pacific region, which are being organized alongside the photo exhibition.
Renowned speakers from the national and international travel industry participating in the conference discussed issues related to sustainable tourism, crisis management, air safety, social media, adventure and mountain tourism.
Since the summit is being attended by tourism professionals from different countries, experiences will be exchanged about tourism possibilities and opportunities between representatives of the participating countries. This is the third time that Nepal is hosting the Adventure Mart and the Pata Annual Summit for the first time.
The best photos related to tourism and adventure taken in different places of the country have been put up for display at the exhibition, said Sunil Sharma, central member and program coordinator of NFPJ, the organizer. More than 60 photos taken by about 30 photojournalists have are being displayed in the exhibition.