Buddhist Religious Tourism Promoted

18, Jun 2019 | nepaltraveller.com

Promotion of Nepal as a Buddhist religious tourism destination has been carried out in three emerging countries

Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has put in place promotional campaign in different countries to establish Nepal as entry point of Buddhist religious tourism. In collaboration with the Society of Travel and Tour Operators Nepal (SITTO), NTB has promoted Nepal as a tourism destination in emerging countries, including Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.

NTB had conducted Nepal Sales Mission-2019 programme on June 10, 12 and 14 ,to publicise Nepal as an entry point to Buddhist religious tourism and a beautiful tourist destination.The representatives made presentations on Nepal Tourism Year-2020 and Nepal as potential prime destination of Buddhist tourism. On the occasion, a documentary developed by NTB on Lumbini and promotional documentary about Nepal prepared by SITTO were screened.

Ghanashyam Upadhyay, joint-secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation urged NTB to further expand the base of professional rapport with domestic and foreign tourism entrepreneurs in view of the Nepal Tourism Year-2020. Madhusudan Upadhyay, chair of SITTO Nepal urged the representatives attending the event to promote Nepal visit package as the Buddhist religious tourism entry point.

During the sales mission, separate interactions were made in major cities of all three countries on of which was in collaboration and coordination of the Nepali Embassy in Bangkok, an event 'Nepal Evening 2019' was organised.

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