Nepal wins Best PATA Chapter Award at PTM 2019 Kazakhstan

2019-09-24, Kathmandu

PATA Nepal Chapter and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) along with five PATA member organisations from tourism fraternity of Nepal including The Explore Nepal, Nepal Holiday Makers Tours & Travels, Himalayan Holidays, Fishtail Tours and Travels and Bhrikuti Himalayan Treks made an impressive and successful participation at the 42nd edition of PATA Travel Mart 2019 held from September 18 to 20 in Astana (Nur Sultan), Kazakhstan; promoting Nepal as a destination offering lifetime experiences.

The PTM2019, hosted by Kazakhstan Tourism has attracted over 1,200 delegates from 63 global destinations. The delegate numbers embraced 347 seller delegates from 180 organisations and 34 destinations along with 252 buyers from 244 organizations and 48 source markets.

Suresh Singh Budal, PATA Nepal Chapter CEO, received the ‘Best Engagement with YTPs’ Award presented by PATA Chairman, Chris Bottril and PATA CEO, Mario Hardy. Addressing at the PATA Chapters Colloquium, PATA Nepal Chapter CEO, Budal briefed about Visit Nepal Year (VNY) 2020 campaign and Nepal’s Tourism Promotion initiatives as well as activities by PATA Nepal Chapter among the representatives from PATA Chapters worldwide.

Shradha Shrestha (Manager of NTB) said that the participation in PTM as always was successful for Nepal. It was more of networking and establishing contacts with new and old buyers and sellers. Nepal is a new destination for Kazakh people. The platform was beneficial for Nepal to promote the VNY 2020 campaign as well in Central Asia.

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