August 4: "Nepal Sales Mission 2022" was recently organised in Thailand with the aim of promoting tourist destinations in Nepal.
Eleven exhibitors from Nepal and over 45 tour operators in Thailand joined the event organised by the Pacific Asia Travels Association (PATA) Nepal chapter on August 1. As per the organiser, the event concluded on a positive note.
According to the PATA Nepal chapter, B2B session, formal function and networking dinner reception were the parts of the event.
Welcoming the participants on the occasion, Bibhuti Chand Thakur, chairperson of PATA Nepal Chapter, called on all the tourism stakeholders in the public and private sectors to join hands to overcome the hardships created by the global pandemic, and promote tourism exchange between the two friendly nations, Nepal and Thailand.
According to the PATA, Thakur expressed his belief that this Sales Mission in Bangkok has been a timely and productive initiative to support the post-pandemic tourism recovery, promoting the newly built Gautam Buddha International Airport and the new avenues and opportunities for sustainable tourism development.
Nepal’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand, Ganesh Prasad Dhakal, highlighted the attractions of Nepal’s tourism and encouraged the Thai Travel Agents and visitors by assuring full support of Nepal’s embassy for visa issuance, necessary information and other cooperation in regard to their travel to Nepal.
Ben Montgomery, chairperson of PATA Thailand Chapter, extended her welcome remarks and best wishes for Nepal’s tourism recovery initiatives.
Former CEO of Nepal Tourism Board Deepak Raj Joshi, speaking as a keynote speaker about Destination Nepal, shared the in-depth insights about latest updates and the alluring offerings of Nepal as a lifetime experience destination. He also shared his expert thoughts on how Thai Travel Agents can benefit by connecting with Nepal.
Shivek Sachdev, vice president of Thai Travel Agents Association, appreciated sustainable and environment-friendly initiatives of Nepal and urged his Thai tourism fraternity to extend their support for Nepal's tourism promotion.
Hom Prasad Parajuli, Country Manager of Nepal Airlines in Thailand, made a presentation regarding the easy connectivity between Nepal and Thailand, the national flag carrier’s promotional fare, and special facilitation
The event was supported by the Embassy of Nepal in Thailand, Nepal Airlines, PATA HQ and PATA Thailand Chapter, Thai Travel Agents Association (TTAA), SS Group Thailand, Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI), Jawalakhel Group of Industries (JGI).
It was the first post-pandemic tourism promotion event overseas that included a delegation of 20 tourism professionals comprising PATA Nepal Chapter executives and members who also attended the 6th PATA Destination Marketing Forum (PDMF), held in Songkhla, Thailand from August 2nd to 4th, 2022. -- RSS