“Nepal Sales Mission 2022” was recently organised in Thailand and the event aimed to promote touristic destinations in Nepal. Eleven exhibitors from Nepal and over 45 tour operators in Thailand had joined the event organised by the Pacific Asia Travels Association (PATA) Nepal chapter on August 1. As the organiser said, it was ended on a high 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, Chair 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.
He 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, according to the PATA. Ambassador of Nepal to the Kingdom of Thailand, Mr. Ganesh Prasad Dhakal, highlighted the attractions of Nepal’s tourism and encouraged the Thai Travel Agents and visitors by assuring the full support of Nepal embassy for visa issuance, necessary information and other cooperation with regard to their travelling to Nepal. Ben Montgomery, Chairperson of PATA Thailand Chapter, extended her welcome remarks and best wishes for Nepal’s tourism recovery initiatives.
Deepak Raj Joshi, Director General of CNI, 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 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, presented about the easy connectivity, 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) organized its first post-pandemic tourism promotion event overseas in Thailand; taking a delegation of 20 Tourism Professionals comprising PATA Nepal Chapter Executives and Members to participate in the 6th PATA Destination Marketing Forum (PDMF), being held in Songkhla, Thailand from August 2nd to 4th, 2022.